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Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences

Are you interested in understanding the relationships among plants, animals and humans while learning how to protect and restore their necessary ecosystems? Study in this field encompasses freshwater lakes and streams, estuaries and coastal marine habitats that are critical for numerous plants and animals, but can be compromised by human activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Marine Biologist
  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Service Worker
  • Biochemist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Forester
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinarian

Undergraduate Programs

BS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences

This major is an interdisciplinary program of study emphasizing the four core sciences of biology, geology, chemistry, and physics.

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BS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences (Combined BS/MS)

This is a combined BS/MS program where students will be engaged in both class work and research, culminating in the development and completion of the Master’s Thesis. 

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Graduate Programs

MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences

The Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences program integrates marine biology, freshwater ecology, and environmental sciences.

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MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences (Combined BS/MS)

This is a combined BS/MS program where students will be engaged in both class work and research, culminating in the development and completion of the Master’s Thesis. 

Apply NowView CatalogApplication Requirements