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Marine Sciences B.A

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost In-State US$32,334; Out-of-State US$55,002

Students in the Marine Sciences major receive multidisciplinary training in the biological, chemical, physical, and geological processes of the ocean with emphasis on how humans impact the coastal environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in mathematics and natural sciences, students engage in experiential learning, fieldwork, internships, study abroad and senior-year capstone courses that foster interdisciplinary training. The Marine Sciences major at UConn prepares graduates for employment in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies and research institutions, and for graduate studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Marine Sciences

Students who choose the B.A. in Marine Sciences are typically more interested in marine and environmental policy, management, and/or education. The B.A. in Marine Sciences requires a foundation of courses including 26 credits of Marine Sciences courses, and 18 credits constituting the Related Area.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Personal skills and communication
Project management
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law