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Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture ( Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost $17783.14 for international students


BSc (Agriculture)

Major in Aquaculture at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture for a combinations of classroom, laboratory, project and field work

Students will develop strengths and gain knowledge in three main areas: aquaculture, aquatic science and hands-on experience.

First year students will begin with courses that form the foundation of the BSc (Agriculture), while taking specialized aquaculture-focused courses in upper years. In fourth year, students have the opportunity to design and implement their own research project. Through these opportunities, students can set themselves up for a successful career in the growing field of Aquaculture or for future studies.

Sample courses:

  • Fish Health
  • Shellfish Production
  • Fish Physiology

Aquaculture students have access to our Aquaculture Centre, located right on the Agricultural campus. The centre provides students and researchers with well-equipped teaching laboratories, wet and dry labs, an algal production lab and aquatic rearing facilities.

Minor in Aquaculture

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.

The Minor in Aquaculture will enable students in majors other than Aquaculture to gain important theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of aquaculture. Students will gain an appreciation for the range of species farmed in aquaculture and the production systems required to rear them. They will have an opportunity to explore the biology of aquatic animals, relevant issues pertaining to fish health and the impact of aquaculture on the surrounding environment. The business and socioeconomic impacts and the regulations within which the industry is managed will also be included in the curriculum. 18 credit hours chosen from the following, in consultation with the Aquaculture advisor.


 AQUA 2000.03: Introduction to Aquaculture

 AQUA 4000.03: Finfish Production OR AQUA 4001.03: Shellfish Production

Optional courses:

 AQUA 3000.03: Fish Health

 AQUA 4000.03: Finfish Production

 AQUA 4001.03: Shellfish Production

 BIOA 3005.03: Fish Physiology

 BIOA 3006.03: Aquatic Ecology

 NUTR 3002.03: Fish Nutrition

 APSC 2004.03: Aquacultural Environment

 APSC 3013.03: Aquacultural Systems Technology

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

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