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Overview of Academic Programs

Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography

NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences & Oceanography administers degrees in a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Marine Science or Biological Science, and a Ph.D. program in Marine Biology/Oceanography. Students can complete a degree program in a minimum of 2 years of full-time study and a maximum of 5 years of part-time study.

These degree programs are featured on the 300-acre Main Campus located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and an 86,000 square foot environmentally friendly Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center located in Dania Beach, FL. 

The Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center is a $50 million facility containing multi-disciplinary academic research and classroom instruction.  This facility contains laboratories in mapping and geospatial analysis, microbiology, genetics and genomics, coral reef restoration, wet laboratories for seawater usage, deep-sea biology and much more.

On-campus graduate classes are held in both morning and evening format and typically meet one to two times per week. Exceptions are field courses which may entail several days of intensive study or weekend field trips. Online courses meet periodically at the convenience of faculty and students.

Degree Programs Offered

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