We propose a novel curriculum in aquaculture science to serve the needs of a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the CSU and train a technical workforce to support the growing aquaculture industry. The curriculum will be developed and tested at the consortium of campuses of MLML (East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Stanislaus) but we propose that an eventual CSU Center for Aquaculture would incorporate the faculty and campuses throughout the CSU into this aquaculture curriculum for students at all CSU campuses.
The elements of the curriculum in Aquaculture Science will be:
- Series of hybrid courses (online content paired with on-site experiences)
- Certificate or degree in Aquaculture Science
- Internships with industry partners throughout California
- Master’s Thesis research on specific topics