Do you dream of exploring the ocean environment, conserving species, and understanding the complexity of marine organisms?
When you major in marine biology at UMass Dartmouth, you begin your studies with a solid foundation in fundamental biological principles and practices. Then you'll focus on your specific interests, from the biology of sharks and fishes to marine ecology.
Our faculty's research interests in marine and coastal biology place them at the forefront of their fields, from molecular and cellular biology to marine and terrestrial ecology.
We emphasize field and laboratory opportunities, so you will learn marine biology while studying living organisms. Our nearby coastal environments will be your living laboratories.
You'll be prepared for employment in biological oceanography, ecology, education, fisheries biology, industry, marine biology, project management, and research fields. With a strong background in fundamental biological principles and practices, you'll be prepared for graduate study in marine biology and related disciplines.
Joseph Zottoli '16 researched American horseshoe crabs during his internship at Rutgers University.
Our curriculum emphasizes a diversity of ecological and evolutionary approaches including the study of fishes, invertebrates, marine mammals, marine microbiology, and oceanography.
For the major, you'll complete XX credits, consisting of courses in biology, marine biology and related science and mathematics courses, and 120 credits overall.