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Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost 2019-20 Tuition Fees - In-State $11,068 / Out-of-State $19,936

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of three departments in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) at ASU. Interested students can choose the B.S. in Marine Biology.



Training opportunities are important components of any science program, and here at ASU, our students have first-rate medical and research training opportunities available to them. We have partnerships with medical training institutions, including the University of South Alabama School of Medicine and the Virginia Tech Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our Students also obtain hands-on experience in the medical profession through our Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaiDA) program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – RISE and The National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU-UP Program are two important research training programs we offer to propel students toward scientific excellence. Furthermore, the Center for Nanobiotechnology affiliated with our department has received national commendation.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

Application procedure


Complete the on-line application for admission (Online) or via fillable form (Click here to download).

  1. Indicate your desired major on the application.
  2. Send all of the following to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment:
    • $25 application fee
    • Copy of your official high school transcript
    • ACT/SAT test scoree

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Your application, deposit, transcript, and ACT/SAT scores must be received by the Office of Admissions & Recruitment no later than May 10 for Summer Semester and July 30 for Fall Semester.

 View other important dates and deadlines on ASU's Academic Calendar.

Grant opportunities

Only undergraduate students who have not previously received a bachelor’s degree may apply for the grant programs listed below.

Federal Pell Grant Program (FPELL)
This is a grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on the Federal Methodology Formula. Undergraduate students may receive a Pell Grant award ranging from $602 to $5,550 per year.

Effective 2012-2013, no student will be eligible to receive more than 12 semesters or its equivalency of Federal Pell Grant.Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)
This is a grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The award ranges from $200 to $4,000 per academic year. Only a limited amount of FSEOG can be awarded each year due to funding constraints.

TEACH Grant 
The TEACH grant is a federally funded program created by the College Cost reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), and is effective beginning with the 2008-2009 award year. The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan on becoming a teacher and meet certain specified requirements. If a student who receives a TEACH grant does not complete the required teaching, the grant must be repaid as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Alabama State University also requires that Teach Grant recipients have earned 63 or more credit hours.

Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) 
This is a state program offering grants to eligible undergraduate Alabama students who meet financial need requirements.

Alabama State University                                                                                                                                                                              Office of Financial Aid
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36106-0271.

These funds are available to students who meet the criteria set by various state higher education agencies. Students should contact those agencies within their state of legal residence for programs and availability.


For Admission Requirements visit the Undergradute admissions page:

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography