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Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost Resident USD $2,315.50, Non-Resident USD $6,946.00

Welcome to the Marine Biology Program at the University of the Virgin Islands!  We are proud to offer a flexible and rigorous program of study in marine biology here in St. Thomas, where the tropical Caribbean Sea is our laboratory.  Entry level courses can be completed on either campus, but degree must be completed on St. Thomas campus.

As the program develops, specialized field courses in chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology and marine instrumentation will be added. It is anticipated that the growing recognition for marine technicians will result in expanded career opportunities for those who complete the undergraduate program. Students in this program also will be prepared for graduate work.

The marine biology program is committed to helping students excel academically and achieve productive careers through programs in academics, research and community service. Our degree offerings are augmented by opportunities to participate in internships as well as research at both the local and national level. The faculty is dedicated to preparing our students for successful, productive postgraduate and professional careers. They are also committed to lifelong learning and scientific research, academic and pedagogical advancement, and outreach to the local community.

ISCED Categories

Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography