Aquaculture

Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours Course Description Cross Listed Course Prerequisite
AQU 407 Fish Genetics 3 An overview of fish
genetics including basic principles and methods of selective breeding in aquaculture.
BIO 407 Consent of instructor
AQU 409 Biostatistics 3 Basic principles of experimental design and data analysis with emphasis on their applications in aquaculture research. BIO 409 Consent of instructor
AQU 410 Fish Diseases Laboratory 1 This course introduces students to proper microscope use and how to identify various fish parasites, bacteria and viruses, and plausible disease treatments. Writing will be emphasized through lab reports. BIO 410 Consent of instructor
AQU 411 Fish Diseases 3 An overview of fish
diseases including the pathogens and conditions that result in disease. Preventive and corrective measures are also examined. (Three hours of lecture per week)
BIO 411 Consent of instructor
AQU 412 Fish Morphology & Physiology 4 An overview of fish morphology and physiology with emphasis on comparative and adaptive aspects among Osteichthyes (true bony fish). (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A course in which advanced AFE students pursue an independent experiential project off campus. BIO 412 Consent of instructor
AQU 413 Aquatic Ecology 4 This course investigates the interaction of aquatic organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment. Sampling and laboratory methods of limnological; analysis will be covered. (Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory per week) BIO 413 Not Applicable
AQU 414 Basics of Fish Diseases 3 An online 3 course with no lab. Students are introduced to bacteria,
parasites, viruses and environmental factors that cause disease in aquatic animals. Prevention, identification and treatment of these diseases are included.
BIO 414 Consent of instructor
AQU 416 Computer Applications in Statistics 1 This course will teach students how to use Microsoft Excel and SAS to solve statistical problems in biology, environmental sciences, economics, and business/MBA. Students will learn how to develop statistical models and implement them using software and interpret the corresponding results. Not Applicable Successful completion of an upper division statistics course is recommended.
AQU 421 Fish Nutrition 3 Fundamental and applied aspects of fish nutrition including nutrient requirements, nutrient chemistry, ration formulation, and practical feeding will be taught. (Three hours of lecture per
week)
BIO 421 Consent of instructor
AQU 422 Principles of Aquaculture 3 Introduction to principles underlying aquatic productivity and management with a survey of domestic and foreign cultures of fish and aquatic vertebrates. BIO 422 Not Applicable
AQU 427 Fish Reproduction &
Spawning Techniques
3 An overview of basic biology of fish reproduction and techniques of artificial spawning for common aquaculture species. BIO 427 Not Applicable
AQU 428 Fish Reproduction Labs 1 This course will
provide practical training and skills on investigation of reproductive system in fish and spawning techniques for several aquaculture species. [AQU/BIO 427 may be taken concurrently.]
Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 451 Survey of Production
Methods
3 An overview of alternative production methods including ponds, cages, net-pens, raceways, and recirculating systems with application to suitable species. (Three hours of lecture
per week)
BIO 451 AQU 422 or consent of instructor
AQU 460 Water Quality Management 3 An introductory survey of theory and practice into the understanding and manipulation of the biological, chemical and physical
aspects of water quality in aquaculture production.
BIO 460 Consent of instructor
AQU 461 Water Quality Management Lab 1 AQU 461 teaches students basic water quality principles
related to pond management. Laboratories include use of equipment and analytically solving water quality problems.
Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 480 Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems
3 This course provides basic instruction in mapping technologies to enable natural resource staff, students, local and state government personnel to enhance their planning and resource management skills. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 491 Internship: Aquaculture 1 - 4 Intensive experience involving practical on-site participation working at an aquaculture facility (University, state, or private). Not Applicable Consent of advisor
AQU 507 Fish Genetics 3 An overview of fish genetics including basic principles and methods of selective breeding in aquaculture. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 508 Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems
3 This graduate course will expose students to the concepts, software, data and analysis processes of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will develop a real world, working
knowledge of GIS through hands-on work with mapping software, its potential, its limitations and future trends in the mapping industry. Graduate students will develop a real
world project that examines existing spatial data and utilizes
modeling software to create a production quality, full scale, mapping product.
Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 509 Biostatistics 3 Basic principles of experimental design and data analysis with emphasis on their applications in aquaculture research. Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 510 Fish Diseases Laboratory 1 AQU 510 teaches students proper microscope use and an advanced approach to identifying various fish pathogens and plausible disease treatments. Writing will be emphasized by completing lab reports at an advanced scientific level. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 511 Fish Diseases 3 An in-depth study of fish diseases including the pathogens and conditions that result in disease. Preventive and corrective measures are also examined in detail. (Three hours of lecture per week) Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 512 Fish Morphology & Physiology 4 An overview of fish morphology and physiology with emphasis on comparative and adaptive aspects among Osteichthyes (true bony fish). (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week) Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 513 Aquatic Ecology 4 This course investigates the interaction of aquatic organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment. Sampling and laboratory methods for limnological analysis will be covered. ENV 513 Consent of instructor
AQU 516 Computer Applications in Statistics 1 This course will teach students how to use Microsoft Excel and SAS to solve statistical problems in biology, environmental sciences, economics, and business/MBA. Students will learn how to develop statistical models and implement them using software and interpret the corresponding results. Not Applicable Successful completion of an upper division statistics course is recommended.
AQU 521 Fish Nutrition 3 A graduate approach to the study of fish nutrition including nutrient requirements, nutrient chemistry, ration formulation, and practical feeding. (Three hours of lecture per week) Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 522 Principles of Aquaculture 3 Introduction to principles underlying aquatic productivity and management with a survey of domestic and foreign cultures of fish and aquatic vertebrates. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 525 Aquaculture Economics and
Marketing
4 Aquaculture economics, marketing channels and consumer preferences for fish products will be presented. (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week) Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 527 Fish Reproduction & Spawning
Techniques
3 An overview of basic biology of fish reproduction and techniques of artificial spawning for common aquaculture species. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 528 Fish Reproduction Labs 1 This course will provide practical training and skills on investigation of reproductive system in fish and spawning techniques for several aquaculture species. [AQU 527 may be taken concurrently.] Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 551 Survey of Production Methods 3 An overview of
alternative production methods including ponds, cages, net- pens, raceways, and re-circulating systems with application to suitable species.
Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 560 Water Quality Management 3 An in-depth study of theory and practice into the understanding and manipulation of the biological, chemical, and physical
aspects of water quality in aquaculture production.
Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 561 Water Quality Management Lab 1 AQU 561 teaches students advanced water quality
principles related to pond management. Laboratories include use of equipment, solving water quality problems and doing in-depth analysis of a specific body of water.
Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 591 Internship: Aquaculture 1 - 4 Intensive experience involving practical on-site participation working at an aquaculture facility (University, state, or private) for graduate students. Not Applicable Consent of instructor
AQU 600 Research Aquaculture 1 - 9 Laboratory or field research on approved thesis topic in
aquaculture or related aquatic sciences.
Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 601 Thesis 1 - 3 Preparation of research based thesis on approved topic. Not Applicable Not Applicable
AQU 699 Research and Thesis Completion 1 - 9 This course is to permit the completion of research and thesis. Graded pass/fail. Not Applicable Consent of aquaculture graduate student coordinator or major professor.
AQU 797 Residence Credit for
Thesis/Professional Project
0 Graduate students who have already earned the maximum credit allowed for program thesis or project courses may be
registered for this course. This course establishes graduate candidacy status for purposes of access to university resources.
Not Applicable Not Applicable