Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, Nova Scotia says its four-year undergraduate degree in aquaculture is the only one of its kind in Canada.
It gives students a comprehensive learning experience tackling one of the most important issues facing our world. “Our program equips students with job-ready skills where they interact with a broad range of aquatic species almost every day,” Dalhousie says.
“Students who enroll in this program make a difference in the future of our oceans and the future of our food by receiving practical experience integrated with classroom learning in subjects like Fish Health, Aquatic Ecology and Aquacultural Systems Technology. Graduates leave with a world-class education that is in high demand by a global network of employers.”
The university's state-of-the-art Aquaculture Centre is located right on campus and features the resources required to nurture fish, grow algae and manage water quality, among other projects.
Top 5 reasons to study Aquaculture at Dalhousie:
- The Aquaculture Centre: An 8,100 square-foot facility, located at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, includes freshwater and seawater sources, wet and dry labs and high-performance technology.
- Underwater diversity: You'll work with a variety of fish, shellfish and plant species, from salmon to algae.
- Get your hands wet: Whether raising fish from egg to adult or managing aquatic ecosystems, you'll learn by doing.
- Graduate study options: Students can pursue a Master's (MSc) in Aquaculture, offered in partnership with the National Research Council, after completing an undergraduate degree.
- An expanding field: With seafood increasingly coming from farms, the skills you'll acquire in fish, shellfish and aquatic plant production and maintenance are increasingly marketable.