Bachelor of Science in Marine Fisheries and Animal Science
The consumption of animal products is strongly increasing worldwide. Young, creative experts in animal production sciences are in great demand to support the intensification of animal production while maintaining high product quality, public health and environmental sustainability. The Bachelor program in Marine Fisheries and Animal Science encourages students to excel in a wide range of animal science specializations that are highly relevant to food security in arid lands. Students are provided with up-to-date theoretical information, and receive intensive practical training in well-equipped laboratories, on our experimental stations, and through internship opportunities. Graduates of this program are ready to build their careers in, e.g. aquaculture, fisheries management, poultry and domestic livestock production, or in the sport animal business.
- Provide students with fundamental scientific knowledge on production and protection of domestic animals and fish in the arid environment.
- Develop student’s skills to produce a wide range of animal products in a resource-efficient manner in arid environments.
- Enhance student’s ability to sustain natural resources of the country and the region, and improve the quality of the environment.
- Provide students with important and new agricultural knowledge related to the UAE and the Arab world.
- Develop student’s awareness of using modern scientific methods and technology transfer.
- Develop student’s professional skills and ethics, and foster positive attitudes.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain the concepts of marine fisheries or farm animal husbandry systems at various scales in the agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts of arid environments.
- Deploy creativity and profound knowledge in the areas of animal genetics, physiology, nutrition and reproduction to design and introduce novel technical and managerial strategies.
- Analyze existing marine fisheries or farm animal husbandry systems for their impact on the environment and adoption of tailored strategies for sustainability and animal welfare.
- Evaluate the relevance of different animal production systems for national and regional food security and adoption of an innovative strategic approach to diversify animal protein sources.
- Translate academic reports of novel research findings into practical recommendations for farmers and stakeholders of the private and public sectors, thus supporting technology transfer.
- Assess how the introduction of the latest technological advancements in marine fisheries or farm animal husbandry would affect system productivity, sustainability, food security and the community.
- Communicate professionally and effectively in oral and written forms, using academic vocabulary appropriate to the discipline of marine fisheries or animal science.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. Ch:33)
Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
|Area 2: English Communication (3 hours
|ESPU106||Introduction to Academic English For Food & Agriculture||3|
|Area 5: Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours
|MATH105||Calculus I 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch: 6)
|Area 1: Natural Sciences (3 hours
|BIOC100||Basic Biology I 2||3|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
Marine Fisheries and Animal Science
Elective Specialization Courses
Marine Fisheries Concentration (Req. Ch: 18)
Animal Science Concentration (Req. Ch: 18)
|Free Electives (6 hours