B.S. In Marine Biology

Study living sea organisms

The marine biology major at Unity College empowers students fascinated by living sea organisms to pursue their passion with hands-on experience.

The Wet Lab

Our Wet Lab includes one of the largest collections of soft and hard corals grown on-site in Maine.

B.S. in Marine Biology

The Marine Biology bachelor’s degree at Unity College empowers students fascinated by living sea organisms to pursue their passion with hands-on experience.

At Unity, you will gain a strong foundational knowledge of sea organisms, habitats and the physical and chemical properties of the sea.

With heavy emphasis on experiential and outdoor learning, rigorous studies at all levels of biological organization, and small lab sections taught by nationally recognized professors, our program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Marine Biology Program Highlights

What You Will Study

Many courses in the Marine Biology program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver.

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you will have the opportunity to study and specialize in coral ecology and management, oceanography, marine biology, and marine fisheries.

All marine biology courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Last summer, students went to Curacao to do hands-on research.

Careers in Marine Biology

As a marine biology graduate from Unity, you’ll have a wide range of career options available to you. These include working as an aquarium biologist, educators, state marine biologists, and marine naturalists.

Other students with a B.S. in Marine Biology from Unity College go on to earn their graduate degrees or teaching certificate, enabling them to pursue careers as research scientists and field station directors.

Discover the many ways Unity College Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

Our Expert Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

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To learn more about our academic programs and discuss your areas of interest, contact Unity College Admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!