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2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fisheries and Aquaculture, B.S.

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Major Code: 7094 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 Fisheries and Aquaculture seeks to educate students in unifying themes in biology, while ensuring students are well prepared to enter graduate programs and careers in fisheries and aquaculture in commercial and governmental organizations. The program will qualify graduating students for an associate fisheries professional certification from the American Fisheries Society on receipt of the degree.

Fisheries and 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 Ocean Engineering and Marine 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 Fisheries and 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

Fall (17 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (16 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 127

*A list of approved Technical Electives is available from the department.

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