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.  

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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. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. 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 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment. Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements. The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website. Group 2. Major Requirements (90 credits) 1.Required Courses from Marine Science (38) MARE 171-171L Marine Biology-Diversity (3), Marine Biology Laboratory (1) MARE 172 Marine Biology-Cellular Proc (3) MARE 201-201L Oceanography (3), Oceanography Lab (2) MARE 250 Statistical Apps in Marine Sci (3) MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution (3) MARE 350-350L Coastal Methods and Analyses (3), Coastal Methods & Analyses Lab (2) or MARE 353-353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses (3), Pelagic Methods & Analyses Lab (2) MARE 425 Chemical Oceanography (3) MARE 440 Physical Oceanography (3) MARE 461 Geological Oceanography (3) And one sequence from the following: MARE 470 Senior Thesis Research (3) and MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report (3) MARE 480 Senior Internship (3) plus 3 credits of MARE electives at the 300- or 400-level MARE 495 Senior Seminar (3) plus 3 credits of MARE electives at the 300- or 400-level 2.Required Courses from Related Fields (43) CHEM 161-161L General Chemistry I (3), General Chemistry I Lab (1) CHEM 162-162L General Chemistry II (3), General Chemistry II Lab (1) CHEM 241-241L Organic Chem I (3), Organic Chem I Lab (1) CHEM 242-242L Organic Chem II (3), Organic Chem II Lab (1) GEOL 111 Understanding the Earth (3) PHYS 170-170L Gen Phys I: Mechanics (4), Gen Phys I Lab (1) PHYS 171-171L Gen Phys II: Elec & Magnetism (4), Gen Phys II Lab (1) MATH 205 Calculus I (4) MATH 206 Calculus II (4) COM 251 Public Speaking (3) ENG 225 Writng for Sci & Technology (3) or ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) 3.Required Electives: Choose 9 credits from the following MARE courses (9) MARE 240 Small Boat Operations/Research (3) MARE 264 Quest (3) MARE 282 Global Change (3) MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3) MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3) MARE 350 Coastal Methods and Analyses (3) or MARE 353 Pelagic Methods and Analyses (3) MARE 360 Marine Resources (3) MARE 364 Advanced Quest (3) MARE 366 Trop Marine Research Investiga (3) MARE 371-371L Biology Of Marine Invertebrate (3), Bio Of Marine Invertebrate Lab (1) MARE 372-372L Biology Of Marine Plants (3), Biology of Marine Plants Lab (1) MARE 390-390L Biology of Marine Mammals (3), Biol of Marine Mammals Lab (1) MARE 394 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged) MARE 405 Watersheds (3) MARE 410 Marine Debris in the Pacific (3) MARE 434 Teaching Marine Science (3) MARE 435 Marine Field Exper Tchers (3) MARE 440 Physical Oceanography (3) MARE 444 Biological Oceanography (3) MARE 445 Marine Microbial Ecology (3) MARE 446 Phytoplankton (3) MARE 446L Phytoplankton Ecology Lab (2) MARE 460 Marine Conservation (3) MARE 484 Biology Of Fishes (3) MARE 484L Biology Of Fishes Laboratory (1) MARE 488 Kuula: Integrated Science (3) MARE 490-490L Sea Turtle Conserv & Ecology (3), Sea Turtle Conserv & Ecol Lab (1) MARE 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged) AGEN 400 Aquaculture Engineering (4) AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3) AQUA 425-425L Water Qual & Aquatic Product (3), Water Qual & Aquatic Prod Lab (1) AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3) ECON 380 Natural Resource Env Eco (3) GEOG 340 Intro to Land Use Planning (3) GEOG 440 Community Planning (3) GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3) GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (3) GEOL 344 Coastal Geology (3) POLS 335 Envir Politics & Policy (3) Total Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Marine Science 120 credits required. Notes Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in all required courses and prerequisite courses. 9 credits are required at the 300- or 400-level for graduation with a B.S. degree in Marine Science. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Science, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering. [-]

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. [+]

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 American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society (TWS). Students actively participate alongside wildlife professionals in TWS conclaves and meetings, venturing to places throughout North America. The degree is offered within a standard eight-semester sequence, providing flexibility for summer employment, internships and study abroad. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences is a challenging program requiring students to be proficient in science and math as a foundation for conducting research. Key Facts B.S. degree Pairs well with the following minors: GIS Chemistry Forestry Environmental Communications Career Options Fisheries technician, biologist or manager Wildlife technician, biologist or manager Conservation biologist Ecologist Public educator and outreach specialist Wildlife law enforcement officer Game warden Wildlife consultant Wildlife policy analyst Graduate School Research Scientist Required Courses Program Core Requirements Intro to Fisheries and Wildlife Management Natural History of 
North American Vertebrates Biology I Biology II General Ecology Genetics Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic Chemistry Statistics Precalculus Senior Capstone Fisheries Science Concentration (core) Aquatic Invertebrates Ichthyology Watershed Management Stream Ecology Management Limnology Forest Soils Fisheries Biology and Management Fisheries Techniques Physics Biological Science Electives Human Dimension Electives Wildlife Science Concentration (core) Plant Biology Conservation Biology Zoology Electives (Ornithology, Mammalogy, Herpetology) Botany Electives Techniques in Wildlife Management Wildlife Management Ecology Electives Physical Science Electives Policy, Administration Law Electives Wildlife Biology Electives [-]

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 Georgia? The College’s coastal locale provides the ideal natural setting for field-directed learning in coastal ecology and marine science. The biology program’s affiliation with University of Georgia Marine Extension Service (MAREX), and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, provides exceptional undergraduate research and field experiences for coastal ecology students. The pre-professional track provides excellent experiences to prepare students for graduate school, including the various examinations required in thier chosen specialty. The experience, diversity, and qualifications of the CCGA Natural Science and Mathematics faculty provide students with the academic rigor and skills to succeed in their chosen area of study. In addition to the local natural resources, students at CCGA benefit from an intimate campus with smaller class sizes. Our faculty are educators with a passion for their chosen fields. They are willing to offer one-on-one assistance to anyone seeking it. Our faculty come from diverse academic backgrounds and have developed classroom techniques ranging from classical instruction to incorporating modern technology. Many of our faculty also perform research and are willing to serve as research advisors to students who want to explore their own research interests. At CCGA, we also have various special-interest clubs centering around the sciences. The DNS-based clubs include biology club, environmental club, astronomy club, and geology club. These organizations offer the student body an opportunity to meet with other students who share a passion for particular subjects. Clubs are open to all students. CCGA offers a rich campus community, academically rigorous programs, and well-educated faculty ready to serve our students. Plan a visit to CCGA today to see if our biology program is right for you! Coastal Ecology The Coastal Ecology concentration prepares students who plan to pursue careers in ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, organismal biology, forestry, wildlife, or natural resource management. Pre-Professional The Pre-Professional concentration prepares students who plan to pursue careers in microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. This concentration prepares students for professional and graduate school programs. Secondary Education The Secondary Education concentration prepares future secondary biology teachers for the region and state. Highly-qualified science and mathematics teachers are known to be critically important to increase the number of high school graduates who pursue advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This concentration aligns with the curriculum guidelines of the Next Generation Science Standards; NCATE/NGSS Program Standards (2003). Biochemistry The Biochemistry concentration provides students with a quantitatively focused curriculum that bridges their interests in Biology and Chemistry and prepares them for entry into variety of professional programs in the medical field as well as graduate studies in Biochemistry. [-]

Bachelor in Marine Science (B.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Arecibo Barranquitas Bayamón Fajardo Guayama San Juan San Germán Ponce + 7 more

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 three elective subjects. NOTE: Students will be selected into B.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences) at the beginning of level 300. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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

The <strong>South Georgia State College Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences</strong> 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, you are still eligible to apply for an SGC Foundation scholarship. You must, however, complete a FASFA form. 2. In addition to the individual criteria of any scholarship the following will be used to determine final selection of recipient: Financial need Other outside funding or awards being received Final admission acceptance by the institution 3. Finally, please send in your application and essay before the deadlines listed below: - Fall Admission: July 31, 2014 What are the entrance GPA requirements for transfer students and those who completed their AS at SGSC? A 2.5 overall GPA with 2.0 (C) or greater required for all science and math courses Are there specific requirements for pre-professional degrees? There is a pre-professional track. All students interested in a pre-professional program are encouraged to follow the Biological Sciences pre-professional track. Are there provisions for switching from BS biology (Nature and Ecology) to BS biology (preprofessional) if necessary and vice versa? Students can switch from BS Nature and Ecology to BS Pre-professional (or vice versa) but prior to graduation each student must fulfill all requirements for the selected track for graduation. For those who commenced a science major at Waycross College prior to the creation of South Georgia State College, must the student need to successfully complete eight hours of Organic Chemistry before applying for the Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB) program? Yes, students who do not meet the program requirements but desire to be admitted to the degree program may be granted provisional acceptance* to give them time to complete required courses. If there is only one or two courses that have not been completed that are required for entry into the BSBS program, must the student wait for another year to enter the program, or could the student be accepted the current fall semester into the BSBS program on a probationary or provisional basis? Students who do not meet these requirements but desire to be admitted to the degree program may be granted provisional acceptance* to give them time to complete required courses. If a student has already successfully completed some of the courses of the BSBS program in the core curriculum program, can those same courses be included in the BSBS program of study? The degree program follows a 2 plus 2 format totaling 120 credit hours of which 60 is granted for the Associate of Science degree and 60 for the Bachelor of Science degree. Courses used to satisfy the 60 hours for your Associate of Science degree cannot also be used toward the 60 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. [-]

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. [+]

BScs in Marine Biology. 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. [-]

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? [+]

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 2 entry may be possible with HND in a Science based subject. For information on accepted courses please consult our Advanced Entry pages. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Essential subjects: As listed above or equivalent. Additional information General entrance requirements apply Mathematics Standard Grade (2), National 5 (B), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content Semesters 1 - 4 During Years 1 and 2 (Semesters 1 to 4) you will take core modules such as: Our Blue Planet Introduction to Cell Biology and Physiology Laboratory Skills and Field Skills Our Thirsty Planet Introduction to Aquatic Environments Evolution and Genetics Science of Diving Semesters 5 - 8 Honours students take core modules such as: Managing Living Aquatic Resources Advanced Marine Biology Microbiology Aquaculture Marine Biology Field Course Marine Biology General Exam Marine Biology Project (Final Year) including specialised modules such as Marine Mammals Field Course Advanced Marine Systematics and Taxonomy Delivery and assessment The Marine Biology degree at Stirling is taught by one of the largest groupings of aquatic scientists in the world and shares a common foundation with the degree course in Aquaculture. Teaching is delivered through formal lectures and practical classes, tutorials, seminars, computer-based learning, fieldwork and guided reading and research. Each semester module is assessed by a combination of coursework (usually c. 50 percent) and written examination. Final degree classification is derived from your performance in Semesters 5 – 8 and does not involve a large final examination. In addition to day visits to nearby facilities, you will take part in two residential field courses in which you will study seashore and inshore marine organisms and marine mammal and turtle biology. An independent research project is a major component of the final year and is often carried out in association with external bodies. Staff members involved in the Marine Biology course have considerable overseas research experience, contacts and current projects. Overseas projects in Semester 8 are encouraged and past projects have been located throughout Europe, North and South America, the Indian subcontinent, Asia, Oceania and Australasia. Study abroad opportunities Year 3 students can benefit from an exchange programme with various institutions across the world including Australia, Canada, and the USA. In Semester 8, projects frequently take place overseas, often in conjunction with our international research and development activities. Strengths Students benefit from their close association with a strongly research-led department in the aquatic sciences, particularly in the more advanced and project modules. The Institute of Aquaculture is the leading international centre in its field and is the largest of its kind in the world. With an excellent outcome in the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014, we bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands. We have built up a first class international reputation in teaching, research, contract research and consultancy, with an annual operating budget of almost £5 million. Our core-funded is from Scottish Higher Education Funding Council via the University and we also receive substantial research and project funding from Research Councils, UK Government departments (Department of International Development (DFID), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)), the European Union and from a wide variety of national and international research organisations, foundations and trusts and industry. We have links with many other academic institutions, throughout Europe, and also with the Asian Institute of Technology and the Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute (Thailand); the National Agricultural University, Mymensingh (Bangladesh); the College of Fisheries, Mangalore (India); the Universidad Michocana, Morelia (Mexico); and Myazaki University (Japan). We have had considerable direct involvement with the industry during its rapid expansion and we provide disease and environmental management services to industry as well as project design, development and management through Stirling Aquaculture for which we received the Queens Award for Industry in 1990. Academic strengths Our research focuses on fundamental questions relating to strategies for sustainable aquaculture, whether in modern commercial markets or in feeding poor communities in developing countries. Fundamental research on environments, reproduction, genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and feed supplies, on production systems, on markets, and on social and economic impacts all play significant roles. We have grown steadily over the last 35 years to our present size of more than 100 staff and 110 postgraduate students. Career opportunities A graduate in Marine Biology can expect to seek employment in government and private laboratories, including Environmental Protection Agencies and consultancy organisations. A second degree (MSc or PhD) will often be required for career advancement to more senior research posts and many of our graduates go on to pursue further study at Stirling or other UK and overseas universities. Alternatively, a wide range of more general biological posts are available including those in the aquaculture and fisheries industries, ecotoxicology, and environmental impact assessment. A degree in Marine Biology is also an excellent passport to careers outside of science, such as those in management and finance, computing, and the leisure and tourism industry. [-]

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 different course offerings and diverse array of research conducted by faculty members makes the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba unique in Manitoba. Local, national and international collaborations by faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences provides an integrated and relevant approach to world problems today. The breadth in research expertise provides teaching excellence in areas of biological science including gene regulation and development, microscopy, evolution, environmental physiology, animal behaviour, food web dynamics, invertebrate biology and population ecology. The Biological Science program at the University of Manitoba allows students to specialize in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Environmental and Integrative Physiology; Evolution and Biodiversity; and Ecology and Environmental Biology and the unique integrative theme allows students to utilize courses in both Biological Sciences and Microbiology. [-]

BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science

UCSI University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 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. Career Opportunities Researchers – Often called marine biologists, aquatic biologists or aquatic ecologists, researchers study the creatures found in aquatic environments. They usually spend their time teaching, gathering data, and conducting experiments. Biotechnologists – Use marine organisms to develop human medicines and other health aids. Environmental Planners – These professionals work with governments, as well as builders and other private companies to ensure that development does not encroach on fragile aquatic and wetland environments. Aquarists – They maintain exhibits at large public aquariums, while also teaching their colleagues and other interested people about aquariums and aquatic exhibits. Veterinarians – They help doctors take care of animals, and some of them specialise in the care of fish and other aquatic animals. Fish and Game Warden – They monitor wilderness areas, manage native species, and ensure that hunters and fishermen comply with state and federal laws (as well as any additional local regulations). Aquaculture Farmer – They raise fish and shellfish for a variety of uses such as food, bait, or breeding stock. Basic animal care, water quality maintenance, and personnel management duties may be a part of an aquaculture farmer’s responsibilities (both technician and management positions are available in the aquaculture industry). Food Scientists/Quality Control Inspectors – ensure that products (seafood) meet standards of quality and safety. [-]

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 consulting to veterinary medicine. Students completing this program can also pursue graduate work in biology, business, education, law, or medicine. Students currently enrolled in the Biological Sciences Transfer program were thrilled to learn of the announcement of the degree. According to Dr. Mary Ann McLean, Associate Professor in Biology at St. Mary’s, “The new Biology degree has been eagerly awaited by our students. When it was first announced, students were high fiving each other in class. The comment I hear most is that ‘now I won’t have to leave St Mary’s to finish my degree!’” What are the admission requirements for this program? Currently, as a high school graduate, you will need to present an average of 65% in five 30-level courses. Admissions for the Biology program will be changing for Fall, 2015. In Fall 2015, students must have (in addition to the usual requirements) 65% in each of Bio 30, Chem 30, and Math 30-1. Students who do not meet these program-specific requirements, will still be able to enroll at St. Mary’s and take various non-science options, however, students will also be required to upgrade whichever high school marks are deficient. What would my career options be with a BSc Biology Degree? Career options in the following fields would be well-suited to a graduate of our four-year BSc degree with a Major in Biology: Science Journalism Research Laboratory Science Public service e.g.agriculture or environment Non-profit organizations Technical writing Microbiology Forensics Environmental Monitoring Environmental Consultant [-]

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 and senior years. Much of the course work focuses on birds and mammals and their habitats. Honors Option The Honor's Option provides students with basics of biological sciences in the first 2 years and allows students to develop their own curriculum during their junior and senior years to better meet their desired needs. In addition, Honor's Option students can work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a senior thesis project. The Honor's Option requires 30 credits at UM and a 3.5 GPA. Minor Do you love Wildlife Biology, but are unsure if it is the correct career path for you? A minor in Wildlife Biology can be fun and look great on your resume. To earn a minor in Wildlife Biology, the student must successfully complete the following coursework (21 credits): BIOO 101N (BIOL 201N) - Survey MT Wildlife & Habitats, 3 CR BIOB 170N (BIOL 108N) - Principles of Biological Diversity, 3 CR BIOB 171N (BIOL 109N) - Principles of Biological Diversity Lab, 2 CR BIOO 335 (BIOL 350) - Rocky Mountain Flora, 3 CR NRSM 180 - Careers in Natural Resources, 2 CR WILD 105 - Wildlife & People, 3 CR WILD 275 - Wildlife Conservation, 2 CR and either FORS 330 - Forest Ecology, 3 CR or NRSM 360 - Rangeland Management, 3 CR [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Coastal Ecology and Conservation)

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Beaufort Bluffton + 1 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 corresponding laboratories within this concentration. Admissions Standards for the Biology Program Students who fulfill the admission requirements of USCB may enroll as biology majors. Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA. The Biology program has the following goals: Provide students with a diverse knowledge in the biological sciences and significant exposure to the physical sciences. Prepare students for careers in the medical and health professions, environmental and natural resource management, and conservation areas. Foster a fundamental understanding for the process of science and an appreciation for how the life sciences and other areas of science impact our everyday lives and the future of the natural world. Provide students with the scientific background needed to understand and participate in the burgeoning biotechnological revolution. Provide students with the opportunity to understand themselves and their world from a scientific perspective. Serve as a necessary core area in science to allow the development of the other traditional sciences and foster the development of other interdisciplinary minors and majors. Provide promising undergraduate students with significant research experiences Provide much needed opportunities for interaction with the local citizenry concerning environmental and health care issues and environmental issues through formal classroom instruction, internships, seminars, and informal educational opportunities at local events Upon successful completion of the biology degree the student should… possess an understanding of biological systems at the molecular, physiological, organismal, and ecological levels; demonstrate critical thinking skills, analytical techniques, and problem solving skills applied to biological problems; possess a knowledge of classical research leading to the fundamental concepts and principles that serve as the foundation for biological inquiry; and be able to apply the scientific method to expand scientific knowledge and understanding. [-]

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.... [-]