Learn about the biology, evolution, and ecology of organisms that inhabit Earth’s land, fresh water, and oceans. Enroll in exciting courses like coral reef ecology, animal behavior, and entomology. Spend a summer studying marine life up close at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on the Gulf of Mexico.
Our marine biology concentration provides students with a well-rounded education with a mix of classroom education and hands-on, practical experiences. We’re partnered with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to have our students learn out in the field with real-world professionals every summer.
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
• Mississippi Department of Marine Fisheries
• Naval Oceanographic Office
• Shedd Aquarium
This program is great for students who want to enter a research job in marine biology. Students will build connections with working researchers and gain practical experiences that will give them an edge over the competition in the job market upon graduation.
“I really appreciated the personal attention I received from my professors. Dr. Charles Chester, in particular, introduced me to many amazing things in the marine environment, and was very passionate about his work and field of study. His courses were some of my most enjoyable and thought-provoking.” — Ryan Wattam
Associate Professor, Department Chair of Biology
Associate Professor; Department Chair, Biology
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