Internship Options

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Non-Thesis Options

Students choose the internship option if they prefer exposure to a wide range of areas in mariculture. This option develops a student's managerial skills and mariculture techniques through a broad internship experience. Courses are listed below; a semester-by-semester schedule is also available.


Important Note: Laboratory Safety Seminar (SMTE 0091) is a co-requisite course for all courses in the Department of Life Sciences that have a laboratory component.

Mariculture Courses, Internship Option (5000-sequence):

Course # Course Title SCH
FAMA 5312 Mariculture Techniques 3
FAMA 5314 Aquatic Animal Nutrition 3
FAMA 5315 Diseases and Parasites of Aquatic Organisms 3
FAMA 5322 Aquaculture Economics 3
FAMA 5370 Mariculture 3
FAMA 5398 Internship (offered in 3-hr blocks; taken 3 times) 9
FAMA 5421 Chemistry of Natural Waters 4
FAMA 5436 Marine Ecological Processes 4

Elective courses chosen from the following suggestions will give the student a strong knowledge base that can be broad or focused on one area. Courses in related fields may be selected with consent of the major advisor(s). Elective courses are subject to change and some may not be offered every semester.

Mariculture Electives (5000-sequence):

Course # Course Title SCH
FAMA 5432 Aquatic System Design 4
FAMA 5590 Selected Topics 1-5
FAMA 5596 Directed Independent Study 1-5

Graduate Biology Electives (5000-sequence):

Course # Course Title SCH
BIOL 5202 Coral Reef Field Studies 2
BIOL 5301 Coral Reef Systems 3
BIOL 5335 Aquatic Microbiology 3
BIOL 5409 Field and Laboratory Methods 4
BIOL 5412 Ecology of Fresh Waters 4
BIOL 5415 Biology of Estuarine Organisms 4
BIOL 5417 Microbial Ecology 4
BIOL 5431 Phycology 4
BIOL 5432 Biology of Fishes 4
BIOL 5437 Ecology of Marine Plants 4
BIOL 5590 Special Topics 1-5