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Bachelor of Science -Marine Biology Major

Tipo
pregrado universitario (ISCED 2011 nivel 6)
Idioma

Inglés

Duración 8 semesters
Costo Rates: 2019-2020 /MA Residents $14,358 - International $30,623

Do you dream of exploring the ocean environment, conserving species, and understanding the complexity of marine organisms? UMass Dartmouth's Biology department offers a bachelor's degree in biology with an option in marine biology.

When you major in marine biology at UMass Dartmouth, you begin your studies with a solid foundation in fundamental biological principles and practices. Then you'll focus on your specific interests, from the biology of sharks and fishes to marine ecology.

Our faculty's research interests in marine and coastal biology place them at the forefront of their fields, from molecular and cellular biology to marine and terrestrial ecology.

We emphasize field and laboratory opportunities, so you will learn marine biology while studying living organisms. Our nearby coastal environments will be your living laboratories.

Componentes estructurales
Prácticas profesionales/experiencia laboral
Componente internacional
Entrenamiento de laboratorio
Trabajo práctico/ de campo
Proyecto de investigación

Proceso de aplicación

Dates & deadlines

Applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.

Admissions requirements

Some programs, such as nursing, biology, and engineering, are highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Fall semester applicants

  • October 1: FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is available.
  • November 15: Deadline for Early Action.
  • February 1: Priority application deadline for nursing. Wait list students will be notified beginning in early May if accepted into nursing.
  • March 1: Priority deadline for admission applications and FAFSA filing. Completed applications and FAFSA materials received by this date allow maximum consideration for merit and need-based aid.

Spring semester applicants

  • January 15: Application deadline.

First-year applicants

https://www.umassd.edu/apply/

As part of your application package, we will need to receive your:

  • Application fee
  • High school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores*
  • a personal statement (up to 650 words) that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests; this can be completed as part of your Common Application
  • GED students: a copy of the GED certificate from the state, along with a copy of your GED test record
  • Students enrolling in a Visual & Performing Arts program (excluding Art History): submit a portfolio or complete a music audition

* No-test option: There is a no-test option for applicants to the Charlton College of Business, College of Visual & Performing Arts, or College of Arts & Sciences (Biology and Chemistry require test scores).

Optional: A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Highly recommended for our most competitive programs (see Dates & deadlines, above).

Oportunidades de financiamiento/becas

Grants and tuition credits are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students
  • For 2018-2019, awards range from $623 to $6,095 depending on eligibility

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled in 6 credits or more
  • Awards range from $200 to $4,000, depending on available funds and number of eligible applicants

Federal Teach Grant

  • Federal grant administered by the university
  • Provides up to $4,000 per year
  • Available to eligible graduate students who agree to serve as a full-time, highly-qualified teacher in a high-need subject area in a designated low-income school for at least 4 years within 8 years of graduating
  • Applicants must meet certain academic achievement requirements (i.e. maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
  • May need to be repaid if student does not fulfill teacher service agreement

For additional information contact Traci Almeida, Graduate Admissions Coordinator: talmeida@umassd.edu or 508.999.8098

Massachusetts Grant (MassGrant) Program

  • State funded grant program administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time (12+ credits) who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • FAFSA must be filed each year by May 1

Mass Part-time Grant

  • State funded grant program administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need and available funds
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled in 6-11 credits who are a legal resident of Massachusetts

Need-based Tuition Credit

  • State funded program administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled 6 credits or more who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • Online & Continuing Education courses are not covered by this program

Massachusetts Access Grant

  • State funded program administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolledat least half-time who are a legal resident of Massachusetts
  • Online & Continuing Education courses are not covered by this program

University Grant

  • Institutional grant administered by the university
  • Eligibility determined by demonstrated financial need
  • Available to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time
  • Online & Continuing Education courses are not covered by this program

Resultados del aprendizaje

You'll be prepared for employment in biological oceanography, ecology, education, fisheries biology, industry, marine biology, project management, and research fields. With a strong background in fundamental biological principles and practices, you'll be prepared for graduate study in marine biology and related disciplines.

 

Prerrequisitos

Requirements

We require:

  • academic transcripts (see below)
  • SAT or ACT results* (see below)
  • a personal statement (up to 650 words) that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests; this can be completed as part of your Common Application
  • GED students: a copy of the GED certificate from the state, along with a copy of your GED test record
  • Students enrolling in a Visual & Performing Arts program (excluding Art History): submit a portfolio or complete a music audition

* No-test option: There is a no-test option for applicants to the Charlton College of Business, College of Visual & Performing Arts, or College of Arts & Sciences (Biology and Chemistry require test scores).

Optional: A letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor: highly recommended for our most competitive programs, such as nursing, biology, engineering, and psychology.

Categorías CINE (ISCED)

Biología
Ecología
Oceanografía física y química
Acuacultura
Pesquerías