Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

Learn how to raise fish and shellfish through RWU’s unique and innovative program in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science, offered in partnership with the New England Aquarium in Boston. You’ll study and conduct research in our state-of-the-art Marine and Natural Sciences Building, which is home to nearly 200 ocean tanks, the state’s only shellfish hatchery and our renowned tropical marine ornamental program.

The Aquaculture and Aquarium Science Minor

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Requirements for the Minor in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

AQS260Principles of Aquatic Animal Husbandry and Lab 
AQS262Aquarium System Design and Life Support and Lab 
Three (3) courses from the following list:
AQS306Principles of Exhibit Development (offered at RWU and NEAq) 
AQS314Field Collection Methods (offered by NEAq in the Bahamas) 
AQS346Hatchery Management and Lab 
AQS352Public Aquarium Management 
AQS450Aquaculture/Aquarium Science Research 
BIO302Ichthyology and Lab 
BIO345Aquaculture and Lab 

*A maximum of two (2) courses may be applied towards both the Aquaculture & Aquarium Science minor and to the major in Marine Biology.