The Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has four degree concentrations: General (AQFI), Aquaculture (AQUA), Fisheries Science (AQFS), and Aquaculture & Seafood Business (AQSB). The curriculum of each concentration conforms to guidelines established by the American Fisheries Society for fisheries undergraduate programs, and will conform to those of the U.S. Aquaculture Society for aquaculture programs, when finalized and adopted.
Depending on the concentration taken, the Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences B.S. degree requires 31-35 hours of coursework in applied aquaculture and fisheries (see curriculum and course descriptions), with each course providing hands-on field and laboratory experiences.
Additionally, the degree requires 23-26 hours of supporting coursework in mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and/or business. Professors in the department recognize that students have differing learning styles and are committed to using a variety of teaching styles and techniques to ensure student learning. Small class sizes (the majority of AQFI classes have less than 10 students) coupled with a 3:1 student:faculty ratio creates an ideal learning environment in the department.
Laboratories are offered in the state-of-the-art Holiday Hall Applied Science Building, and a computerized teaching classroom in Woodard Hall. The department also contains an Aquaculture and Fisheries Research and Extension Library (see AFREL link). In addition, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science majors are able to secure student employment opportunities under UAPB faculty, research staff, and/or graduate students on various research projects. The department also has available a variety of scholarships exclusively for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences majors at UAPB (see scholarships).
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