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.
- 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
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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.
- 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
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.