in Biology of Aquatic Organisms in Artificial Environments (M.S.)
|A special course of study
leading to an M.S. degree in Biological Sciences has been designed
in collaboration with the National Aquarium in Baltimore. This unique
curriculum has been created for students wishing to study the biology
of aquatic organisms in artificial environments, and of animals that
are either maintained for public display in aquaria or are grown in
large numbers for commercial harvesting at aquaculture facilities.
Both the aquarium and the aquaculture fields are growth industries
that are likely to keep pace with expanding world populations. This
program provides excellent preparation for entry level employment
at large municipal aquaria or aquaculture facilities, and it forms
a basis for a career as a curator of aquatic organisms. Successful
operation of facilities in which aquatic organisms are maintained
requires an interaction between the conceptual and practical aspects
of several scientific disciplines, as well as business and marketing
|Students will receive
advanced training in animal physiology, behavior and biochemistry,
aquatic pathology, and aquatic biology. Training in practical aspects
of animal care and maintenance will be obtained during internships
at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, or at a similar institution.
now considered applications for admission for the 2004-2005 class.
To apply visit the Graduate
School web site where you will find two alternative methods
to make your application.
encourage you to apply
on-line. This method insures our rapid consideration
of your application; on-line application requires paying
the $50 application fee using a credit card.
you can download
application materials and apply by mail.
|We encourage anyone interested
in our programs to fill out the online
pre-application. The information submitted is posted directly
to the department's Graduate Admission committee. Even if you
are submitting a formal application to the Graduate School, we
will be able to more rapidly consider your application if you have
used the online pre-application.
- Practical experience
- Animal physiology
and behavior (6 credits)
- Ecology, evolution
and natural history (3 credits)
- Animal health and
biochemistry (3 credits)
- Additional required
courses (7 credits)
- Graduate seminar (3
- Research seminar (1
- Literature research
tutorial (3 credits)
- Scholarly paper written