Success in aquaculture demands scientific knowledge of a wide range of economic, biological and environmental factors. Aquaculture courses at the University of Maine offer a thorough training opportunity in key aspects of the industry, and focused training is provided in senior capstone and graduate training opportunities. The program offers students the flexibility to study aquaculture as a concentration forming part of a BSc in Marine Science, or as a Minor paired with any Major studied at the University of Maine.
You will have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty and graduate students, take challenging courses involving lectures, student-led seminars, and dry and wet lab tutorials. Graduates from this program will be prepared for technical and supervisory postions in the aquaculture industry, and also will be prepared to pursue other advanced degrees. UMaine aquaculture courses are led by the renowned School of Marine Sciences, and also benefit from the expertise of faculty based in Animal & Veterinary Sciences and UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute. Our courses are taught by internationally known and recognized experts in their fields of study and work. Their involvement and the involvement of ARI ensures that teaching is up-to-date with the latest issues in aquaculture, and that students are exposed to issues that are relevant to Maine’s aquaculture industry.