Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Major

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting oceans, coastal waters, and saltwater wetlands and their interactions with the physical environment.

A major program in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies may include instruction in chemical, physical, and geological oceanography; molecular, cellular, and biochemical studies; marine microbiology; marine botany; ichthyology; mammalogy; marine population dynamics and biodiversity; reproductive biology; studies of specific species, phyla, habitats, and ecosystems; marine paleoecology and paleontology; and applications to fields such as fisheries science and biotechnology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies?

With a degree in this field, you may find a career working with research animals or taking trips into the ocean to perform different experiments, collect data, or track the animals.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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