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Marine Biology Concentration (B.S. in Biology)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost $38,078 (2020-21 annual tuition rate)

The oceans cover 71% of the world (and rising)! Scientists estimate that less than 5% of the oceans have been explored. Nevertheless, scientific exploration of our planet's oceans has revealed incredible marine biodiversity, along with a better understanding of the processes by which oceans shape global weather, food supplies, and economies.  We are also learning how climate change and other human activities threaten to permanently alter these fragile systems--and what we can do help.

Many students in the Marine Biology concentration also add the Biological Diving minor, and some choose to double-major in Ecology & Environmental Biology or Aquarium & Zoo Science.  Nearly all marine students graduate within 4 years.

Structural components
Dive training
Summer schools
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Application details for first-year students, transfer students, and international students can be found here

Grant opportunities

A full list of available scholarships and grants can be found here

ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Physical and chemical oceanography