Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences (Combined BS/MS)
This is a combined five-year 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. Students completing this program will be well prepared to enter the workforce in research, environmental consulting, education and regulatory agencies (e.g., EPA), as well as in non-profit organizations. Additionally, students will be prepared to undertake further graduate work. Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences represents the wide variety of ecosystems that are linked through water. 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. Students who pursue this major are interested in understanding the relationships among plants, animals and humans while learning how to protect and restore these necessary ecosystems. The interdisciplinary Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences programs emphasize the four core sciences: biology, geology, chemistry and physics.
If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.
- Application Deadline: Rolling admission
- Students will be sent an expedited application from The Graduate School to complete
Students with a GPA below a 3.0 are not eligible for admission to a Combined Program, and will need to submit a traditional application to their graduate program of interest. Prior to applying, please speak with your program advisor for more details.
If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:
Program Coordinator: Dr. Paul Bologna
Location: Science Hall
*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*
If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700
The Graduate School
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869