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Concentration in Marine Biology

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost $203.29 per credit hour (resident)/$721.84 per credit hour (non-resident)

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University is the nation’s only university-affiliated, free-standing honors college. Located in Jupiter, FL on the John D. MacArthur campus of FAU, this close-knit, residential, highly-selective liberal arts and sciences college offers a distinctive all-honors curriculum and is surrounded by world-renowned scientific research institutes, where our undergraduates benefit from unparalleled access to research internships.

The Marine Biology Concentration allows students interested in marine biology to study through a joint program with FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI). Several of the classes are taught at the HBOI campus in Ft. Pierce, FL.

Not every college can boast that it has an excellent academic curriculum, prestigious faculty, and access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the Florida coast. Wilkes Honors College can claim to all those assets, providing students with a chance of the natural environment that surrounds the campus. Life in the sea has been a subject of fascination for thousands of years. One of the most important reasons for the study of sea life is simply to understand the world in which we live. The oceans cover 71% (and rising) of this world, and yet we have only scratched the surface when it comes to understanding them. Scientists estimate that no more than 5% of the oceans have been explored.

Structural components
Industry partners
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Full application procedures and information can be found here

Grant opportunities

FAU scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Scholarships can also assist you to graduate with reduced debt.

Academic achievements, leadership positions, campus or community activities, work experience and financial need, are considered during the scholarship selection process. Additionally, some scholarships are awarded based on financial need or other specific criteria such as major, class level, First Generation or city of residence. Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All FAU Scholarships will ONLY be calculated and disbursed for FAU credits. Consortium and Concurrent Enrollment will not be considered when calculating required credits for scholarships.

If selected to receive any scholarship, an email will be sent to the applicant’s FAU email by mid-August.

Further information about scholarships and grants can be found here

Learning outcomes

We prepare students to become engaged citizens and successful professionals. Our alumni are doctors, scientists, teachers, attorneys, community leaders, business professionals and more. Whatever your dreams, you will graduate fully prepared for your next steps.

ISCED Categories

Personal skills and communication
Project management
Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography