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Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost Cost Per Academic Year - In state $9,100 / out of state $18,200

The Marine Biology Major is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for careers in the marine sciences. If you love marine life and hope to find a job working in or on the water, this is degree for you. Many of those completing this major will go on graduate preparation for careers in academia or research, while others have taken jobs as lab/field technicians or marine educators.


Extra-curricular activities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Hands-on Learning Experiences
  • Field Work in Marine Habitats
  • Fellowships and Summer Internships
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Exciting Field Classes
Structural components
Summer schools
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

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Grant opportunities

The University of West Alabama offers a full range of grants, scholarships, part-time employment, and loans to assist students in meeting educational costs. Approximately 80% of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. The Financial Aid Center will assist the student and their family in tailoring a financial aid package to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, room, board, personal expenses, and travel. The student's financial aid must be complete at least 10 days prior to the start of each term to charge the costs against their financial aid award.

Learning outcomes


  • Plant, Animal, and Microbial Diversity
  • Molecular/Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Marine Biology Courses at Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • General and Organic Chemistry
  • Additional Academic Preparation in Chosen Minor
  • Data Analysis and Presentation Skills
  • Career Preparation Skills


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Freshman Admission 

Must submit the following:

  • Application and $30 Application Fee (application available online)

  • Official high school transcripts (students must submit an official high school transcript showing course work through the time of application and submit a final transcript after graduation showing graduation date and diploma type)

  • ACT or SAT scores

  • Immunization Record and Medical History completed through Student Medical Report and Immunization Form.

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography