Option in Aquaculture Systems


Bachelor of Science in AFE


The Option in Aquaculture Systems is a degree track under the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Students will be prepared for a variety of careers in a diverse industry through hands-on experiential learning opportunities with apprenticeships available.

Aquaculture is the rearing of aquatic organisms under controlled or semi-controlled conditions. Interest in aquaculture has increased drastically worldwide as fish consumption has increased concurrently with decreasing catches of wild fish. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food producing activity in the world and now produces over 50% of the world’s seafood. In Kentucky and the southern United States, aquaculture production focuses on raising freshwater species commercially.

Agriculture is one of the top-employing fields in the U.S. Students in Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment will take advantage of the newly-renovated and state-of-the-art Atwood Research Facility, a 300-acre research and demonstration farm, a 14-acre aquaculture research facility, and a
300-acre environmental education and research facility.


CLASSES INCLUDE:
AQU 411: Fish Diseases
AQU 412: Fish Morphology and Physiology
AQU 421: Fish Nutrition
AQU 422: Principles of Aquaculture
AFE 426: Agriculture Economics and Marketing
AQU 460: Water Quality Management
AQU 527: Fish Reproduction & Spawning Techniques


DID YOU KNOW?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts

57,900

average annual job openings for graduates with bachelors degrees in areas including food, agriculture and environment.


KENTUCKY STATE’S AQUACULTURE PROGRAM IS RANKED IN THE TOP 5 PROGRAMS NATIONALLY

Potential Careers:
• Aquaculturist
• Aquaculture hatchery manager
• Hydrologist
• Watershed scientist
• Fisheries biologist
• Fisheries technician
• Hydroponics producer
• Water treatment technician
• Saltwater husbandry technician
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS,
CONTACT DR. JIM TIDWELL:

JIM.TIDWELL@KYSU.EDU


Aquaculture Systems-hands holding a fish by it's mouth

@kysuag
kysu.edu/ag


kysuag@gmail.com