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Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Science

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
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The Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) is proud to foster the top marine focused undergraduate program in the country among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our department prepares students to pursue diverse career paths in the fields of marine biology, oceanography, environmental law, environmental protection and consulting. Our former students currently hold positions in government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and the industry.

The Bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Science is inherently interdisciplinary, so our curriculum is designed to integrate core concepts across General Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We believe that active engagement in research provides the best platform for the development of critical thinking, quantitative and writing skills. Therefore, as a requirement for graduation, all students enrolled in our program have to complete a senior research thesis working with a faculty advisor. Upon graduation, our majors are highly qualified to enter graduate schools in areas of oceanography, marine science, and environmental science.

Structural components
Summer schools
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

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Grant opportunities

What kinds of federal grants are available?

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers a variety of federal grants to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools.

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography