UC Davis has the largest concentration of aquaculture research and teaching in the UC system. UC Davis does not offer a degree in aquaculture, but students take an aquaculture option on the various departments such as Animal Science or Biological and Agricultural Engineering. To access descriptions of undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities please access:

Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA)

CABA: A multidisciplinary program of aquaculture and aquatic science focusing on the utilization and preservation of California's living aquatic resources. It is a suggested first stop to acquire information about the various academic programs and aquatic facilities available through UC Davis.

UC Davis also offers classes and operates the Bodega Marine Laboratory  (BML) located near Bodega Bay on the Pacific coast North of San Francisco.

Bodega Marine Laboratory

Although UC Davis is the UC center for aquaculture, other UC campuses do offer strong educational programs in the aquatic sciences and we encourage you to visit our sister campuses.

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California State Universities

Humboldt State University California State University, Humboldt, located in Arcata, California offers a full range of courses in freshwater and marine fisheries, and aquaculture. BS and MS degrees are offered.

California State Polytechnic University at Pomona The Center for Regenerative Studies located at Pomona is a university-based setting for education, demonstration and research in regenerative technologies-the collective means of using solar energy, reusing water, maintaining the fertility of the soils, growing a variety of foods without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, recycling wastes, and providing shelter compatible with existing environments.

Other CSU Campuses

Community College Systems

Feather River College Student learn fishery and hatchery techniques by gaining experience in tasks necessary to run an aquaculture facility.

College of the Redwoods Aquaculture Technology Program offering training in aquaculture.

Saddleback College   A community college campus in Mission Viejo, California, and a member of the South Orange County Community College District. Committed to providing high quality, postsecondary educational opportunities: Including a Marine Aquarium Program.

Oregon Coast Community College  Aquarium Science Program - including classroom, laboratory and hands-on real work environment approach to develop aquatic animal husbandry skills.