Aquaculture and Fisheries Science B.S.

Experiential Learning

In addition to an emphasis on temperate marine and coastal species based on easy access to local resources, the program provides opportunities to apply the basic knowledge needed for the culture and management of both freshwater and marine species worldwide. This is done through hands-on practice with a large variety of species (e.g., cichlids, barramundi, tunas, etc.) in laboratory courses and undergraduate research, Study Abroad opportunities, and J-term (Winter Term) travel course offerings (e.g., Aquaculture in the Philippines).

Students take advantage of the excellent facilities and resources in marine sciences at URI, including hands-on courses and research using our fisheries vessels and aquaculture facilities, and internships provided through partnerships with industry and a diversity of governmental and non-governmental institutions.