Sustainable Marine
Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

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For-credit SMA Undergraduate Certificate

The for-credit certificate is primarily for current UMass Boston students, students enrolled at other US colleges and universities, and students from around the world who seek a US education. Students take 6 courses (18 credits) that provide opportunities for them to explore many aspects of the field.

Entry Requirements
Anyone with a high school diploma (or equivalent) interested in a career in the aquaculture industry.

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Course Summary

Students in both programs must take all three courses.

Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture

An overview of marine aquaculture and the principles of sustainable production and distribution or marine-sources foods.

Aquaculture Production

An introduction to the business, regulation, and market development of marine aquaculture.

The Business of Marine Aquaculture

The elements of working in and managing a successful aquaculture operation.

For-credit students must take two courses

The Global Environment

An overview of the environment including the atmosphere and ocean, climate, soils, vegetation and landforms.

Nature of Environmental Problems

An introduction to environmental issues.

World Regional Geography

An overview of the relationship between the physical environment and human populations around the globe.

CAPSTONE CORE (Internship, Research or Course)
For-credit students must take one course

Internship in Environmental Studies

Placement with a government, nongovernment, corporate, or research organisation.

Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formulation

Analysis of an environmental problem, typically at the university or greater Boston community level.

Environmental Science Capstone

Application of natural and social science knowledge to environmental problems. For Environmental Science majors.

Fees: $1,230

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