Marine Biology (BS)

Earning your Marine Biology degree in South Florida allows you to explore and learn from several diverse marine ecosystems. Here the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and the Florida Everglades become your laboratories. Our region is also home to the only living coral reef in the continental United States, presenting you with ample research possibilities. As a student of marine biology, you’ll gain extensive field experience that will prepare you for a number of career goals that focus on the marine environment, including work with governmental agencies, teaching, graduate study, and various careers in research.

Marine Biology Highlights

Unique Habitats In Your Back Yard

  • The South Florida environment provides opportunities for you to study marine biology in exciting and unique areas, including the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, the Florida Everglades, and the only living reef in the continental United States.

Field Study and Internships

  • You’ll find excellent internship and field study opportunities with a variety of marine institutions in the Greater Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Metropolitan area. These positions allow you to deepen your exploration of the subjects that most interest you.

State-Of-The-Art Research Labs

  • Our on-campus, individual faculty research labs are centers for groundbreaking research conducted by biology faculty members. Interested students can gain valuable research experience by working alongside faculty mentors in these labs.
  • The biology program is also home to nine teaching labs, a shared-equipment room, a laboratory prep room, and an aquarium facility, which includes a saltwater fish aquarium and freshwater tanks that are used for both in-class learning and faculty research.

Career Insights for Marine Biology (BS)