Training objective: to cultivate advanced “applied, compound, and international-oriented” talents who would develop adequate scientific and cultural literacy, great sense of social responsibility, as well as good physical and mental quality; who have the basic theories, knowledge, and skills of aquatic animal and plant breeding science, with a strong spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial ability; and who can be engaged in tasks such as scientific research, pedagogy, aquaculture technology development and promotion, management, production, and operation in the departments of Scientific Research, Education, as well as Aquaculture Production and Management, and so forth.
Main courses: Biochemistry, General Zoology, Hydrobiology, General Ecology, Aquatic Chemistry for Aquaculture, Ichthyology, Biology of Shellfish, Malacology, Aquatic Animal Culture, Feed Critter Cultivate, Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Aquatic Animal Disease, Aquatic Animal Genetics and Breeding Science. Experimental teaching constructions such as MOOC, Micro-class, Reversed classroom, and Virtual simulation are introduced to form a modern aquatic curriculum integrating Environment, Material structure, Aquaculture engineering, Bait nutrition, Breeding, Disease, Information electro-mechanical automation, and other disciplines.
Length of schooling: four years
Degree conferred: Bachelor of Agriculture
Program Features: This program is a national first-class undergraduate construction program under the "Double first-class programs" plan, with a first-class discipline of aquatic doctoral and master's degrees. Relying on the academic community of “Marine Biotechnology and Marine Engineering” discipline group constructed by universities with national first-class disciplines, this program faces the upgrading of mariculture industry; focuses on developing new green and intelligent aquaculture; cultivates comprehensive high-tech talents and enterprise management elites through the integration of industry and education; reflects the concept of agro-industrial complex innovative talent training. Aquaculture (Top Talent Innovation Class) is set up to cultivate compound talents with a strong sense of social responsibility, outstanding innovation ability, and broad international vision. Students in the Aquaculture Science program and the innovation class who are from Zhejiang province can apply for free tuition.
Employment and Further Study: the employment rate of the Aquaculture Science program has exceeded 90% for three consecutive years. The employment channels of graduates included postgraduate entrance examination, going abroad, aquatic research institute, marine or fishery bureau, aquatic technology promotion station, animal and plant quarantine inspection, health and epidemic prevention departments, schools, state-owned enterprises, private enterprises, and self-employment, etc.