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Aquaculture B.S.

The Aquaculture B.S. provides training similar to that in the Marine Sciences B.S. except with greater focus on the practical aspects of raising shellfish, finfish and other organisms.

PLEASE NOTE: This page does not contain listings for required General Education courses or reflect total credit hours required for the chosen program. Students must work with advisors to ensure correct scheduling of courses and credit hours.  SBS = Semester by the Sea.

Please contact the School of Marine Sciences office for complete information.

This page is under construction and will be completed soon.  

Curriculum for the Aquaculture B.S.

Department Code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

BIO
100
Basic Biology
4
Choose One of the following Courses:      
BMB
207/209
Fundamentals of Chemistry w/Lab

4

CHY
122 and
Molecular Basis of Chemical Change
3
CHY
124
Molecular Basis of Chemical Change Lab
1
CMJ
103
Fundamentals of Public Communications
3

Choose One of the following COS Courses:

 

 
COS
101/102/103 Intro. to Hardware/Internet/Spreadsheets
3
COS
110
Intro to PC's Using the Mac
3
COS
211
Principles of Data Processing

3

COS
220
Intro. to C++ Programming
3
       
ENG
101
College Composition
3
ENG
317
Business & Technical Writing
3
FSN
440
Utilization of Aquatic Food Resources
3
INT
110
Modern Economic Problems

3

INT
460
Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture
3
MAT
126
Calculus I
4
MAT
232
Principles of Statistical Inference
3
NFA
117
Issues and Opportunities (P/F)
1
REP
254
Intro. to Resource Business Management
3
SMS 
100
Introduction to Ocean Science

3

SMS
201
Biology of Marine Organisms
3
SMS
203
Integrative Marine Science Seminar
2
SMS
211
Introduction to Aquaculture
3
SMS 
220
Introduction to Marine Resources
2
SMS
309
Techniques in Shellfish Aquaculture
2
SMS 
400
Capstone Research in Marine Sciences
3
SMS
401
Critical Issues in Aquaculture
1
SMS
404
Capstone Seminar in Marine Sciences
1
SMS
409
Shellfish Aquaculture
3
SMS 
420
Fish Aquaculture I

3

SMS
421
Fish Aquaculture II
3
SMS 
422
Biology of Fishes
3
SMS
425
Applied Population Genetics
3
SMS
449
Engineering in Aquaculture
3
SMS
467
Fish Nutrition and Feeding
3
   
REQUIRED Gen Ed. Courses
 
Western Cultural Tradition  
 
 
  Social Contexts and Institutions
 
Cultural Diversity & Int'l Perspectives  
 
Population & the Environment (INT105, SMS 100, SMS108 & SMS 482)  
 
  Artistic and Creative Expression
 
Ethics (3 cr. minimum): this requirement is separate from HVSC above, but students can choose a course that meets both the Ethics & a Human Values & Social Context requirement and count the credits towards both.  
Career Enhancement Courses
(at least 15 credits)
 
BRE
225
Materials in Bio-Resource Engineering
3
BRE
298
Special Topics in Bio-Resource Engineering
Arr.
BRT
110
Principles of Machine Fabrication
2
BRT
362
Fluid Power Technology
3
BRT
365
Water Supply and Waste Management
3
BRT
369
Processing Technology
3
CIE
110
Materials
3
Aquaculture Technology
   
FTY
480
Applied Geographic Information Systems
3
INT
105
Environmental Policy
3
INT
330
Waste Management
3
INT
460
Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture
3
NRC
324
Environmental Protection Law and Policy
3
PHY
107
Technical Physics I
4
PHY
108
Technical Physics II
4
REP
371
Intro. to Natural Resource Econ. & Policy
3
REP
458
Principles of Resource Business Mgt.
3
REP
459
Resource Based Business Finance
3
REP
465
Food and Fiber Marketing
3
REP
468
Quantitative Analysis and Forecasting
3
SIE
271
Geographic Information Systems
3
Aquaculture Science      
BIO
210
Introductory Marine Biology
4
BIO
329
Vertebrate Biology
3
BIO
333
Comparative Anatomy
4
BIO
336
Developmental Biology
4
BIO
353
Invertebrate Zoology
4
BIO
373
Biology of Algae
4
BIO
377
Animal Physiology
3
BIO
438
Morphogenesis and Differentiation
3
BIO
450
Histology
4
BIO
467
Wetland and Aquatic Biology
4
BIO
471
Fishery Biology Laboratory
1
BIO
472
Fishery Biology
3
BIO
480
Cell Biology
4
BIO
485
Comparative Animal Physiology
4
BMB
221
Organic Chemistry
3
BMB
221L
Organic Chemistry Lab
1
BMB
280
Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology
3
BMB
300
General Microbiology
3
BMB
305
General Microbiology Lab
1
BMB
322
Biochemistry /Lab
4
BRE
234
Engineering of Biological Systems
3
FSN
330
Introduction to Food Science AND
3
FSN
340
Food Processing Laboratory
3
FSN
438
Food Microbiology
4
PHY
111
General Physics I
4
PHY
112
General Physics Ii
4
SMS
302
Oceanography I
4
SMS
402
Oceanography II
4
SMS
300
Marine Ecology
3
SMS
422
Biology of Fishes
3
SMS
475
Field Marine Ecology
4
Free Electives (8-10 credits      
BIO
205
Field Natural History of Maine
4
BIO
319
General Ecology
3
HTY
485
The Sea and Civilization I
3
HTY
486
The Sea and Civilization II
3
INT
323
Introduction to Conservation Biology
3
NRC
100
Introduction to Natural Resources
3
WLE
200
Ecology
3
WLE
230
Intro. to Wildlife Conservation
3
    Total Credit Hours (min. of 120 to graduate) ______

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