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Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

Two female students and a professor reach into a tank at the U N E Marine Science CenterIn the perfect setting on the coast of Maine, you prepare for a career in growing and marketing both marine and freshwater organisms, or in maintaining the health and viability of aquarium collections. 

In addition to providing you the underlying foundation you need in biology, we also provide the analytical business skills and technical skills you’ll need to succeed in the workplace. 

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

We also offer a minor in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.


Our Aquaculture and Biological Sciences majors pursue a wide variety of careers and graduate programs. Career Services offers detailed information on career and major choices. 

The following examples provide only a sampling of the opportunities you’ll have upon graduation: 

  • Aquatic Collection Curator
  • Teacher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Breeder        
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Fish Farmer
  • Veterinarian
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Fisheries Biologist

Visit the following websites for more information: