Topics of Study
This program has a combined approach to the study of marine and aquatic biology, including biological oceanography and limnology. You will focus on the study of the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting oceans, coastal waters, and saltwater wetlands, and also those living in inland fresh waters such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and estuaries. This includes instruction in chemical, physical, and geological oceanography; marine microbiology, marine population dynamics, and studies of specific species, phyla, habitats, and ecosystems.
- A bachelor's degree will qualify for some entry-level jobs, such as a research assistant or secondary teacher.
- A master's degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research and for jobs in management.
- A doctoral degree is usually required for work in higher education, independent research, and for advancement to administrative positions in research.
- Graduates of this major find positions in various branches of medicine, business, research, and science.
- Marine Biologist
- Wildlife Biologist