The Marine Biology program provides dedicated, engaged students with specialized knowledge of marine organisms and marine ecosystems. Marine Biology majors gain a solid foundation in the biological sciences while specializing in the unique characteristics of marine life. Students of this program are prepared to be professional biologists ready to take on the issues of biodiversity loss, overexploitation of marine resources, marine habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, and other issues in need of passionate leaders educated in the science of marine biology.
Graduates are prepared to enter marine or other biological careers and may work for aquariums, conservation organizations, government agencies, or researchers as field or lab technicians, or they may go on to graduate school to pursue their own research areas. Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in marine biology should consider completing the Graduate School Core for Biological Sciences in addition to the Marine Biology curriculum.