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Marine Biology, BS

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Biscayne Bay Campus, Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Marine Biology degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Housed at the Biscayne Bay Campus, the program focuses on marine organisms and ecosystems, taking advantage of ready access to the diverse tropical marine environments of South Florida and the Caribbean, including coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds. Faculty and students strive to enhance our understanding and stewardship of the world's oceans, especially coastal ecosystems. This field of study will prepare students for further graduate and professional studies, as well as for employment in areas that require university-level training in marine biology and oceanography.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Wages & Employment Trends for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists :

Florida Median income $48,600
Florida rate of growth+7%
National Median wages $60,520
National Projected growth +4%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-1023.00

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