Aquaculture and Fisheries Science B.S.


Aquaculture and fisheries play an essential role in the sustainability and health of our planet by providing food and other services. This major prepares students for professional, technical, academic, or research careers focused on the safe and sustainable production of products and services from aquatic (marine and freshwater) environments.

Core values include:

  • An emphasis on sustainable food production in the context of other ecosystem processes
  • Heterogeneous scales of production (from small farms and fisheries that sell directly to consumers to large scale producers)
  • Preserving local cultures and biodiversity while understanding future demands

The program not only allows you to graduate with a strong focus on aquaculture or fisheries depending on your career interests, but also to complement this solid foundation with a variety of complementary skills directly applicable to the job market (e.g.,  scientific diving, handling of small boats, business management, entrepreneurship, economics, policy, oceanography, environmental sciences, etc.) through targeted offerings from our program and many other programs at URI.