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Marine Biology, B.S.

Experience Student-Centered Learning and Meaningful Research
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    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

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    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
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Prepare for a Career in:

Assess and advise on matters related to the management of environmental issues.

Research aquatic systems for state and federal agencies.

Prepare for a career in science education.

A variety of government agencies need skilled marine biologists to conduct research and advise on policy.

Prepare for careers in pharmaceutical research and development.

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Learn To

Understand core biological content and issues knowledge

Present biological information orally and critique biological literature

Utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions

Demonstrate competence in biological writing

Understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods, apply biological and knowledge to current topics

The department has a wide array of interests, especially centered around the marine environment, that cultivate a rich academic community. With the addition of very friendly faculty and students, it's a hard place to leave.
Ryan Besemer, ‘23M, ’28 Ph.D. M.S. Marine Biology and Integrative, Comparative, & Marine Biology, Ph.D
Marine Biology, B.S. Program Overview