UH Hilo Courses

Aerial view of PACRC facility at KeaukahaThe PACRC facility is used to grow freshwater and saltwater fish.

The undergraduate aquaculture program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) was established in 1988 and is located within the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM). Students completing this program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a specialization in aquaculture.

All UH Hilo College of Agriculture programs, including the aquaculture program, stress individualized attention through small class size, an emphasis on both basic and applied sciences, and experiential learning through laboratory and field work. The PACRC gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in research and production aquaculture. Aquaculture students also have access to a freshwater aquaculture/aquaponics facility at the UH Hilo agriculture farm.

Students graduating from the UH Hilo aquaculture program can obtain employment with private firms and various government agencies as aquaculture biologists/technicians, start their own aquaculture enterprises, or proceed to graduate school for advanced degrees. See where our student's career paths have taken them.

More information on the undergraduate aquaculture degree program can be obtained at the UH Hilo CAFNRM website. Check out the requirements for the undergraduate aquaculture degree program.

Courses Currently Offered

  • AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3)
  • AQUA 352-352L Aquaculture of Fishes (3), Aquaculture of Fishes Lab (1)
  • AQUA 353-353L Invertebrate & Algae Culture (3), Cultures of Invertebrates Lab (1)
  • AQUA 425-425L Water Qual & Aquatic Product (3), Water Qual & Aquatic Prod Lab (1) or NRES 425 Marine Biogeochemistry (3)
  • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)