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Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


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). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High school transcript (at least seven semesters completed).
  • Test information and scores (The required test is the ACT. Students may substitute the SAT).
  • An ACT score of 15 - 18 or SAT score equivalent (1060 - 1320) or 800-940 (NEW TEST).
  • Immunization Record required with proof of two MMR vaccinations.
  • International students must have the concurrence of a University Designated School Official (DSO) charged with compliance of Immigration guidelines.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    164 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 164 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pine Bluff

  • 787 - 1150 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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