Bachelor of Science Degrees in Marine Biology

Compare 15 Undergraduate Studies in Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Bachelor’s degree programs often involve two years of a foundational education and two years of studies focused more on a specific area of study. Normal areas of study for a Bachelor of Science degree program often include more scientific and technical pursuits, but there are some colleges and universities that offer BSc degrees in more liberal arts study areas.

So just what is a BSc in Marine Biology? This area of undergraduate study often concentrates on animals and plants found in the world’s oceans. Students might learn how these animals and plants offer solutions for some of the problems dwelling inside of the ocean’s chemical and physical ecosystem. Instructors might also touch on other areas of biology, such as environmental sciences, ecology and physical sciences. Courses may be taught by aquatic scientists who have overseas research experience.

By completing a marine biology undergraduate program, individuals have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with marine mammals and inshore and seashore marine organisms and earn certification in scuba diving. Attaining a degree can also be a useful tool in helping students qualify for job positions and embark on a career in or related to marine biology.

Just like the tide, the cost of earning a BSc in Marine Biology changes according to geographic location, the duration of the program, and whether the individual chooses traditional or distance learning. It’s best to get in touch with the admissions office for the most up-to-date info regarding tuition, book fees and scholarship opportunities.

Graduates of marine biology bachelor’s degree programs often go on to work in consultancy organizations around the world and private as well as government labs, such as Environmental Protection Agencies. Job opportunities outside of the science arena include finance, management, tourism and computing. Those who wish to go into senior research usually have to first complete a master’s degree or PhD program.  

Dive into an ocean of possibilities by earning an undergraduate degree in marine biology. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

 

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Bachelor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Paul Smiths

Bachelors Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - Our 14,000-acre lakeside campus and devoted faculty provide unique, hands-on opportunities to survey fish and wildlife populations. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. Bachelors Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Our 14,000-acre lakeside campus and devoted faculty provide unique, hands-on opportunities to survey fish and wildlife populations. From their first semester, our students engage in activities such as small mammal trapping, fish sampling and identification, bird capture and banding, wildlife habitat assessments and amphibian ecology studies. Students will develop their ecological acumen as well as cognitive, social and scientific skills to identify, objectively analyze and problem solve management issues in the wildlife and fisheries disciplines. Coursework is designed to meet the biologist certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society or The Wildlife Society. Additional skills and opportunities include: Developing technical knowledge and skills such as species identification, calculating population size, live trapping and tagging. Focusing on longstanding and emerging issues such as invasive species, habitat fragmentation and degradation, climate change and more. Working directly with faculty on professionally relevant fisheries and wildlife research. Minoring in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Collaborating with the Adirondack Watershed Institute on research, citizen outreach and hands-on stewardship to preserve water quality and combat invasive species. Participating in the Smitty Creek Watershed long-term monitoring and research project. Graduating ready to operate within real-world conditions. With their friendly demeanor, diverse backgrounds and desire for student success, our faculty understand that this degree is a stepping stone to your career. As such, they are diligent in assisting students to receive an extracurricular education through summer field experiences and in-semester experiences, often through the student chapters of The... [-]

Bachelor in Marine Science (B.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Bayamón

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems. [-]

BSc Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Year 1: General Biology and other foundation courses within the university to be taken by all students of the School of Biological Sciences. Year 2: General Biology courses to be taken by all biological science students. Selection of students into the specialised fields (at the various departments within the School), will be conducted at the end of the 2nd semester of year 2. Year 3: A blend of courses from the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and some selected courses from the School of Biological Sciences will be offered to students who are selected for the B.Sc. Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences programme. Year 4: Students undertake specially-tailored courses by the department covering the four subject areas; Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography & Limnology, Fisheries Science, and Aquaculture. A topic for project dissertation may be chosen from any of the four specified areas by students in the 4th year. Admission Requirements: Post WASSSCE - SSSCE admissions: Candidates must obtain: passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies. passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with grades not lower than C6 in Biology and one other elective science subject. an overall aggregate of 36 or better in three core and... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Navigation

Maritime University of Szczecin
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Poland Szczecin

Navigation provides you with a thorough knowledge in the scope of nautics and other inter-related fields of science allowing flexibility in your future career choices. [+]

Navigation provides you with a thorough knowledge in the scope of nautics and other inter-related fields of science allowing flexibility in your future career choices. The programme comprises aboard or on-land trainings as well as specialist courses and trainings. Graduates can work as deck officers on maritime and inland waterway vessels, in enterprises connected with international navigation. They can be employed by highly specialized merchant service or navy, fishing fleet, on passenger vessels, offshore patrol vessels protecting oil fields, in oil and production platforms, on modern specialist hydrographic and research vessels. They can also join land maintenance and technical services, marine administration units, classification institutions and SAR service. Our graduates have a clearly determined and reliable career path. Their first job after graduation involves salary of over EUR 1.000 a month. Only after six years, at an age of just under 30, one can obtain a qualification certificate of a Master Mariner, or Senior Assistant Engineer and a salary of about EUR 5.000! Those who would like to work on land can be employed as specialists in the scope of diagnostic testing and machine maintenance, by research laboratories, institutions responsible for environmental protection at various levels of state administration, by shipping companies, shipyards and ports, design offices and technical supervision services. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College of Coastal Georgia
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brunswick

The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) offers a baccalaureate degree in biological science that prepares students for careers as professional biologists in a wide variety of fields. Our program offers three tracks of study: Coastal Ecology, Teacher Education at the Secondary level or a Pre-Professional pathway, for students who plan to go into medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. Bachelor of Science in Biology The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) offers a baccalaureate degree in biological science that prepares students for careers as professional biologists in a wide variety of fields. Our program offers three tracks of study: Coastal Ecology, Teacher Education at the Secondary level or a Pre-Professional pathway, for students who plan to go into medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. Students will be immersed in interactive classroom and laboratory experiences as well as field experiences relating to their chosen track. The innovative and rigorous curriculum will prepare students for graduate studies in a chosen bio-medical science profession, or career opportunities such as secondary school science education, natural resource management, and ecological research. Our Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Natural Sciences at the College of Coastal Georgia is to foster the knowledge and ability to explore the complex and diverse natural world at all levels of organization and to promote the intellectual growth of the liberal arts student within the framework of the scientific perspective. Specific goals include: Encouraging active learning through laboratory experiments and outdoor field experiences that utilize and instill an appreciation for the unique coastal environmental resources Providing opportunities to participate in scientific research, internships, and service within the local community Developing critical thinking skills that facilitate independent thought and creative expression Preparing students for careers in the natural sciences and for admission to graduate programs and professional schools. Why Biology at Coastal... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

South Georgia State College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Douglas Waycross + 1 more

The South Georgia State College Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offers students two options to engage in learning experiences that lead to rewarding careers. Students in the Nature and Ecology track will engage in study related to the unique ecological sites in the region and, upon completion, may seek advanced study or find employment in a variety of fields within governmental and private sectors. [+]

The South Georgia State College Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offers students two options to engage in learning experiences that lead to rewarding careers. Students in the Nature and Ecology track will engage in study related to the unique ecological sites in the region and, upon completion, may seek advanced study or find employment in a variety of fields within governmental and private sectors. The Pre-Professional track is designed to meet prerequisite courses for entry into the professions of medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, and other health-related fields. Both tracks will cultivate personal responsibility for the environment and foster the importance of stewardship. The SGC Foundation will offer special scholarships specifically for the first cohort. Guidelines for Receiving a South Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Thank you for your interest in the South Georgia College Foundation Scholarship program. The information you provide in the application below will be used to match with the criteria of any available scholarships for which you may qualify. All SGC Foundation scholarships require a written essay to be submitted along with the application. In order for you to be considered for any scholarship, you must send your essay with this application. The essay should include your introduction, future goals and how scholarship funding will assist you in your educational goals. (500 word max). We will automatically consider you for all general interest scholarships, so you will only need to fill out one scholarship application. 1. Even if you are HOPE eligible or qualify for other financial aid,... [-]

BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course is truly multi-disciplinary. It draws on other biology disciplines, such as ecology and the physical and environmental sciences, to answer questions such as: what determines the distribution of individual organisms and populations? Why are some ocean provinces more productive than others? What impact does human activity have on the health of the oceans? Why are some fisheries sustainable and others not? [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. Are you fascinated by the oceans and the rich diversity of organisms that inhabit their depths? Marine Biology involves studying these specialised plants and animals, and how they solve the unique problems imposed by the sea’s physical and chemical environment. This course is truly multi-disciplinary. It draws on other biology disciplines, such as ecology and the physical and environmental sciences, to answer questions such as: what determines the distribution of individual organisms and populations? Why are some ocean provinces more productive than others? What impact does human activity have on the health of the oceans? Why are some fisheries sustainable and others not? This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects What makes us different? This is a highly applied Marine Biology Honours degree course delivered by a team of highly experienced practitioners. We also allow movement between this course and the Aquaculture stream until mid-way through Year 3. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points. Essential subjects: To include Biology and one of Environmental Science, Geography or Geology. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Year... [-]

B.S. in Marine Science

University of Hawaii, Hilo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hilo

Marine Science is a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary program which has been carefully designed to take full advantage of the unique variety of marine environments available for study around the island of Hawaiʻi. [+]

B.S. in Marine Science Marine Science is a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary program which has been carefully designed to take full advantage of the unique variety of marine environments available for study around the island of Hawaiʻi. Introductory lecture and laboratory courses in general oceanography and marine biology are followed by intermediate-level courses in marine ecology and evolution, marine methods, and statistical applications in marine science. The most advanced level of the degree programs is composed of specialized courses in geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanography and electives. The programs culminate in a capstone sequence, allowing students to focus on independent projects involving research or applied internships. Vision We will be an international leader in marine science education and research. Our kuleana (responsibility and privilege) is to provide student-focused, transformative, authentic science experiences, drawing from the unique natural and cultural environment of Hawai‘i. Our graduates will be broadly equipped to become innovative members of the global workforce, successful life-long learners, and engaged stewards of the marine environment. Faculty, staff, and students will collaborate and draw upon each other’s strengths and diversity to achieve our shared vision of student success. Mission The marine science program at UH Hilo inspires and enlightens all learners about the ocean through interactive hands-on learning, research involvement, and community outreach centered on the natural and cultural environment of Hawai‘i Island. This is supported by a broad background in the marine sciences, including fundamental knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and mathematics. B.S. in Marine Science Requirements Group... [-]

BSc in Biological Sciences

University of Manitoba
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions. Degree options B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences – 4 years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years B. Sc. Biological Sciences Focus General Degree - 3 Years B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years Interesting courses Vascular Flora of Manitoba Biology of Mammals Medicinal and Hallucinogenic Plants Genes and Development Principles of Ecology Specializations Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Environmental and Integrative Physiology Evolution and Biodiversity Ecology and Environmental Biology Integrative Biology Co-op options Co-op options available both locally and nationally in government, private industry and research facilities. Professional opportunities Department of Fisheries and Oceans Environment Canada Parks Canada Manitoba Conservation Environmental consulting (e.g. Ducks Unlimited) Note: a Biological Sciences degree can also be used as a stepping stone to professional programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Education, or to further opportunities in research through graduate programs at the University of Manitoba (in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, and Medicine). What is unique about this program at the U of M? The number of... [-]

BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science

UCSI University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and is a crucial component for human life. Thus, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability, pollution and future of this valuable natural resource, and a pressing need for scientists who are trained to address these concerns. [+]

Intakes : January, May and September Water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and is a crucial component for human life. Thus, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability, pollution and future of this valuable natural resource, and a pressing need for scientists who are trained to address these concerns. The field of aquatic sciences is one which enhances the scientific understanding of the aquatic ecosystem using multi-disciplinary studies. The primary focus is to foster and sustain healthy aquatic environments, which allows us to maintain and manage its unlimited valuable resource besides developing solutions to a broad range of environmental issues. Key areas of research will focus on ecosystem-based management, natural resources management, sustainable aquaculture as well as modern development’s impact on the natural ecosystems. A combination of a solid foundation in basic sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and statistics with an intensive training in organismal biology, ecology and evolution is a must for undergraduate students in aquatic sciences. The bachelor programme has two specialisation options in Year 3, Aquatic Health and Management or Seafood Processing and Safety which will be used as the students’ research focus for their honours projects. Emphasis on theory, laboratory and fieldwork will ensure students are prepared for the demands of the working world. This programme also plays an important role in nation building as it aims to support the government in conserving aquatic resources and providing training for industry personnel in the areas of research, development, management, production and conservation.... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

St. Mary's University Calgary
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Calgary

St. Mary’s University is pleased to announce it will offer a new four-year degree. The Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education approved the four-year Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. Drawing on the existing strength of St. Mary’s in the Liberal Arts, students will be broadly educated, grounded, practically-minded thinkers able to work across and outside disciplinary boundaries... [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. St. Mary’s University is pleased to announce it will offer a new four-year degree. The Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education approved the four-year Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. Drawing on the existing strength of St. Mary’s in the Liberal Arts, students will be broadly educated, grounded, practically-minded thinkers able to work across and outside disciplinary boundaries. “The Biology degree arrives at a perfect time for St. Mary’s,” said President, Dr. Gerry Turcotte. “Certainly we have record enrolments in science and unprecedented interest from students. But we are also building great partnerships with Fish Creek Provincial Park and making use of our extraordinary campus.” The Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology is unique in Alberta. According to Dr. Turcotte, “Although there are many Biology degree programs in Alberta, this program offers students opportunities not found at larger institutions. The degree draws on St. Mary’s strengths in the liberal arts, the centrality of ethics and social justice to its mission, its small class size and intimate environment, and its proximity to and ties with Fish Creek Provincial Park.” Students pursuing this degree will be challenged to consider the effect of science on society, and the effect of society on scientific thinking. A vital component of this program will be ensuring that students recognize their responsibility to our community and our world. This program prepares students for a wide array of careers, with roles from agriculture to biomedical laboratory research, from environmental... [-]

BS in Wildlife Biology

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

Wildlife Biology is the study of wild animals, their habitats, and their conservation. The B.S. in Wildlife Biology degree constitutes the preprofessional training for future employment in wildlife biology and management and provides an excellent background in general ecology. The educational requirements for certification by The Wildlife Society can be met within the framework of the... [+]

Wildlife Biology is the study of wild animals, their habitats, and their conservation. The B.S. in Wildlife Biology degree constitutes the preprofessional training for future employment in wildlife biology and management and provides an excellent background in general ecology. The educational requirements for certification by The Wildlife Society can be met within the framework of the undergraduate program. The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology is one of five undergraduate degrees within the College of Forestry and Conservation. Our undergraduate program is built upon: 1. our faculty’s outstanding teaching, knowledge, and experience in all aspects of Wildlife Biology, 2. the enthusiasm, commitment, and diversity of the students drawn to the program, and 3. unrivaled access to hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities, which play a central role in our curriculum from freshman year until graduation. Our goal is to exceed even the highest expectations that come with our place as the wildlife biology program at the University of Montana. Aquatic Option The Aquatic Option provides students with the basics of biological sciences in the first two years with watershed hydrology, freshwater ecology, fish biology and fisheries courses during the junior and senior years. During their tenure, our students typically get experience working on a variety of aquatic or fisheries-related research and management projects with state and federal agencies, nonprofit groups, or university researchers. Terrestrial Option The Terrestrial Option provides students with a basic background in biological sciences during the first two years, with ecology, habitat, taxonomic, and conservation courses during the junior... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Coastal Ecology and Conservation)

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Beaufort Bluffton Hilton Head Island + 2 more

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation serves the need for trained coastal scientists with knowledge and skills required to address the unique problems facing coastal ecosystems. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. Coastal Ecology and Conservation The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation serves the need for trained coastal scientists with knowledge and skills required to address the unique problems facing coastal ecosystems. Environmental stresses from intense commercial and residential development have the potential to significantly impact sensitive coastal ecosystems if growth is not properly managed. USCB is well positioned to exploit the unique physical and ecological characteristics of the Sea Islands Coastal Region for the training of our students in the protection the local environment. Several of USCB's recent graduates are currently pursuing advanced degrees in some to the most competitive graduate programs both domestically and internationally. Others are working in local and regional coastal conservation/science positions as well as ecotourism jobs. The types of classes you will take include: Invertebrate Zoology, Biology of Marine organisms, Marine Plants, Ichthyology, Conservation Biology, Marine Ecology, Molecular Marine Ecology, and selected Topics in Biology. Research opportunities, including projects with the Research Vessel Vagabond are also available. Biology Curriculum USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet general education requirements and biology core requirements as stated below. Coastal Ecology and Conservation Concentration: students have the ability to receive a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation that will be listed on the transcript upon graduation. Students will need to take at least 4 courses (a minimum of 15, but not exceeding 18 credits) with... [-]

BSc in Marine Biology and Biodiversity & Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments. The biology of marine animals, plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts. [+]

BSc in Marine Biology and Biodiversity & Conservation

The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments. The biology of marine animals, plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts.

Rather than being 'low' at the poles and 'high' in the tropics, marine diversity is focused around localised 'hot-spots' of temperate (including UK) rocky shores, tropical coral reefs, nutrient-rich cold currents, ancient cold ocean basins and deep sea volcanic vents. There are major concerns about marine, and indeed global, environmental issues relating to human impacts on the biosphere, the loss and degradation of wilderness and increased vulnerability of species.This course of study is designed to introduce you to various aspects of marine ecology and marine biodiversity central to marine biology. The 'Ecology' elements provide the theoretical background to the understanding of species, communities, habitats and ecosystems while the 'Conservation' applies that knowledge to maintain habitats, populations and biodiversity.... [-]


BSc in Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments. The biology of marine animals, plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts. [+]

BSc in Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour

The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments. The biology of marine animals, plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts.

Rather than being 'low' at the poles and 'high' in the tropics, marine diversity is focused around localised 'hot-spots' of temperate (including UK) rocky shores, tropical coral reefs, nutrient-rich cold currents, ancient cold ocean basins and deep sea volcanic vents.

Our understanding of animal behaviour has also flourished over recent decades and yet the discipline still presents many challenges and is set to provide some of the major scientific breakthroughs of the 21st Century. There has never been a more exciting and important time to be a student of Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour.This course of study is designed to introduce you to various aspects of marine ecology and marine biodiversity central to Marine Biology as well as how to interpret the natural Animal Behaviour.... [-]