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Your interest in the marine biology major at the College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography comes at an exciting time of expansion and continuing development.

Our students' learning experiences take place in various marine locations and along coastal habitats. As an oceanographer, I study how these environments and inhabitants influence each other to create wildly diverse ecosystems. Come join me and our faculty in a continuing journey of discovery, and share in the adventure.


Amy Hirons
, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

Why Choose This Major?

  • More is known about the surface of the moon than what is known about the oceans' depths. Studying marine biology offers students the opportunity to explore the unexplored.
  • The oceans and their inhabitants offer hope of new and great scientific discoveries in fields such as medicine, environmental restoration and protection, and green technologies.
  • Marine biologists employ cutting-edge scientific techniques to add to existing knowledge about where beings come from and where beings have the potential to go in the future.

Click here to learn about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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