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2017-2018 Catalog

Biological Sciences - Aquaculture, B.S.


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Major Code: 7026 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences - Aquaculture seeks to educate students in unifying themes in biology, while encouraging them to expand their knowledge in more specialized subject areas. The department offers six undergraduate majors in which a student may specialize: aquaculture, conservation biology and ecology, general biology, marine biology, molecular biology and premedical biology. The curriculum for the aquaculture major is organized so that in the first two years, students learn concepts fundamental to all biological sciences, and in the last two years, students follow their own interests in selecting courses that are more specialized.

Aquaculture majors study the theory and practice of finfish and shellfish culture. Following a core curriculum of basic science and mathematics, students take specialized courses in culture techniques of salt and freshwater algae, crustaceans, finfish and molluscs.

Admission Requirements

Students intending to apply for admission to study in the department of biological sciences should complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry.

Florida Tech has articulation agreements with many of the community colleges in Florida. Students contemplating transfer to Florida Tech should consult with the department to determine transferability of credits. If there is a question regarding specific courses needed, students should contact the associate department head for undergraduate studies.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences - Aquaculture must complete the minimum course requirements outlined in the following curriculum. Electives are selected in consultation with the faculty advisor to reflect the knowledge a student needs either for employment or graduate school.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Fall (17 credit hours)


Spring (16 credit hours)


  • BIO 4530 Biology of Fishes
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BIO, CHM, ENS, OCN) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BIO, CHM, ENS, OCN) (Q) Credit Hours: 3

Total Credits Required: 129


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