Marine Biology Degree Programs in the U.S. (A to Z)2021-05-02T08:22:04-05:00

Marine Biology Degree Programs in the U.S. (A to Z)

The following is our list of all U.S. schools that offer degrees in Marine Biology or related fields such as Biological Oceanography, Marine Science, Fisheries, etc.

Please note that most degrees in Marine Biology are earned at the Masters level or higher and usually require a Bachelor’s degree first in Biology, Zoology or another life science. Many schools now also offer Bachelor degrees in Marine Biology but to be a “true” Marine Biologist be sure to follow through and complete your Master’s or Doctorate (PhD) degree.

Most links open directly to each school’s marine biology program or curriculum page for your convenience (please contact us if you have any comments, changes or additions). Schools not found to offer Marine Biology degrees but that do offer degrees thought to be roughly similar to Marine Biology, are denoted with brackets, such as [Marine Science] or [Biological Oceanography]. Also note that BS and MS or PhD below may be linked separately to their specific program or department sites.

To determine which school is right for you, you may want to consult the current rankings: [visit this link], but be forewarned that they are not always the best indicator of the “best” school. It is often better to make your own assessment based on the school’s curricula, the experience of its faculty, and laboratory facilities for hands-on experience.

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Alabama State University BS [Marine Biology]
Alaska Pacific University [Marine Biology] BA, BS
Auburn University [Marine Biology] BS [MS/PhD] Ave Maria University [Marine Biology] BS
Barry University [Biology (BS) Marine Biology concentration]
Boston University [Marine Science] BA, [Marine Biology Program] MA, PhD
Bowling Green State University [Marine and Aquatic Biology BS], [Biology] MS, PhD
Brown University [Biology], Graduate Programs
California Lutheran University [Biology Major focusing on research in marine biology] BA, BS
California State University, Long Beach BS, MS/PhD
California State University Monterey Bay [Marine Science] BS. MS
California State University (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories) [Marine Science] MS
Coastal Carolina University [Marine Science] BS, [Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies] MS
College of Charleston – Grice Marine Laboratory [Marine Biology] BS, MS
College of William and Mary [Marine Science minor], [Marine Science] MS, PhD (Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS))
Cornell University – [Ecology and Evolutionary Biology] BS, [Ecology and Evolutionary Biology] MS, PhD
Duke University [Biology with Marine Biology concentration] BA/BS, [Biology] MS, PhD
East Stroudsburg University [Marine Science] BS, [Biology] MS
Eckerd College [Marine Science with Marine Biology track] BS
Fairleigh Dickinson University [Marine Biology] BS, [Biology] MS
Florida Atlantic University [Biology] BS, [Marine Science & Oceanography] MS, [Biology] MS, [Marine Science & Oceanography] PhD
Florida Institute of Technology [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Biology] MS, PhD
Florida International University [Marine Biology] BS, [Biology] MS, PhD
Florida State University [Biology with Marine Biology track] BA/BS, [Biology] MS, PhD
Hampton University [Marine and Environmental Science] BS
Hawai’i Pacific University [Marine Biology] BS, [Oceanography] BS, [Marine Science] MS
Hofstra University [Biology with Marine Biology track] BS
Humboldt State University [Biology with Marine Biology Major Concentration] BS, MS
Jacksonville University [Marine Science] BS?, [Marine Science] MS, MA
Maine Maritime Academy [Marine Biology] BS
Millersville University [Biology w/ Marine Biology option] BS
Nicholls State University [Biology with Marine Biology concentration] BS, [Marine and Environmental Biology] MS
Northwest Missouri State University [Marine Biology] BS
Nova Southeastern University [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Science] MS, [Marine Biology/Oceanography] PhD
Ohio University [Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology] BS, [Biology] MS, [Biology] PhD
Oregon State University [Biology with Marine Biology option] BS, [Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences] BS, HBS, [Marine Resource Management] MA, MS, [Fisheries Science] BS, MS, PhD, MAIS
Old Dominion University [Marine Biology] BS, [Ocean and Earth Sciences] MS, [Oceanography] PhD
Roger Williams University [Marine Biology] BA, BS
Rollins College [Marine Biology] BS?
Rutgers State University [Marine Science with Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography option] BS, [Oceanography] MS, PhD
Salem State College [Biology with Marine Biology concentration] BS
Samford University [Marine Science] BS, [Environmental Management] MS
San Diego State University [Ecology, Evolutionary Biology] BS, MS, PhD
San Francisco State University [Marine Science] BS
San Jose State University [Biology: Marine Biology concentration] BS
Savannah State University [Marine Science] BS, MS
Seattle Pacific University [Biology with emphasis in ecology] BS
Sonoma State University [Biology with concentration in Marine Biology] BS, [Biology with concentrations such as Marine Ecology] MS
Southwestern College [Marine Biology] BS
Stanford University/Hopkins Marine Station (undergraduate/graduate studies)
State University of New York – Stony Brook [Marine Sciences] BS, [Marine Vertebrate Biology] BS, [Marine Sciences (Marine Conservation and Policy, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) tracks] MA, MS, PhD
State University of New York – Stony Brook University [Marine Sciences, Marine Vertebrate Biology BS], [Marine Science track – Oceanography] MS, PhD
Stetson University [Aquatic and Marine Biology] BS
Stockton University [Marine Science with Marine Biology or Oceanography concentration] BA, BS
Suffolk University [Biology with Marine Science concentration] BA, BS
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi [Biology w/ Marine Biology career track] BS, MS, PhD
Texas A&M University Galveston [Marine Biology, Marine Fisheries] BS, IDP, MS, PhD
Texas State [Aquatic Biology] BS, [Aquatic Resources] MS, [Aquatic Resources] PhD
Unity College [Marine Biology] BS
University of Alabama [Marine Science/Biology] BS, [Marine Science] MS
University of Alaska Fairbanks [Fisheries] BA, [Fisheries or Ocean Sciences] BS, [Marine Biology] MS, PhD
University of Alaska Southeast [Marine Biology, Fisheries & Ocean Sciences: Fisheries Science] BS
University of California Berkeley [Marine Science] BA, [Integrative Biology] BA, [Integrative Biology] PhD
University of California Los Angeles [Marine Biology] BS? [Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with Marine Biology specialization] MS, PhD
University of California San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Biodiversity and Conservation] MS, PhD
University of California Santa Barbara [Aquatic Biology, Biology, Zoology, etc.] BA/BS, [Marine Science] MS, PhD
University of California Santa Cruz [Marine Biology] BS, [Ocean Sciences: Biological Oceanography pathway] MS, PhD
University of Connecticut [Marine Sciences + Marine Biology Minor] BA, BS, [Graduate Studies in Biological Oceanography]
University of Florida [Marine Sciences] BA/BA? [Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences] MS, MFAS, PhD
University of Georgia [Marine Sciences] BS, [Research or Applied Marine Studies tracks] MS, [Biological, chemical, or physical oceanography] PhD, [Marine Sciences] PhD
University of Guam [Biology] BS, MSMarine Laboratory | Houk Lab
University of Hawai’i at Hilo [Marine Science] BA, BS, [Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science] MS
University of Hawai’i at Mãnoa [Marine Biology] BS, MS, PhD
University of Maine [Marine Science + concentrations in Aquaculture or Oceanography] BS, [Marine Biology] MS, PhD
University of Maine at Machias [Marine Biology] BS
University of Maryland [Biology] BS, [Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences] MS, PhD
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [Biology with Marine Biology option] BS, [Marine Science] MS, PhD
University of Miami: Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science [Marine Biology & Ecology] BS, MS, PhD
University of New England [Marine Sciences with Marine Biology track] BS, [Marine Sciences] MS
University of New Hampshire [Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology] BS, [Marine Biology] MS, PhD
University of New Haven [Marine Biology] BS
University of North Alabama [Marine Biology] BA, BS
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill [Biology with minor in Marine Sciences] BS, [Marine Sciences with specialization in Marine Biology/Ecology] MS, PhD
University of North Carolina Wilmington [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Biology] MS, PhD
University of North Florida [Coastal and Marine Biology] BS
University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology BA, BS, MS, PhD
University of Rhode Island [Marine Biology] BS, [Biological and Environmental Sciences – specialization: Evolution and Marine Biology] MS, PhD, [Marine Affairs] MA, PhD
University of San Diego [Environmental and Ocean Sciences with marine ecology pathway] BA, [Environmental and Ocean Sciences] MS
University of South Alabama [Biology – Marine Biology Concentration] BS, [Marine Science] MS, PhD
University of South Carolina [Marine Science] BS, MS, PhD
University of South Florida [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Science] MS, PhD
University of Southern California Dornsife [Marine Biology] Minor, Progressive Masters in Marine and Environmental Biology, MS, [Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Ocean Sciences] PhDs
University of Southern Mississippi [Marine Biology] BS, [Marine Science] BS, MS, PhD
University of Tampa [Marine Science/Biology (double major)] BS
University of Texas at Austin – Marine Science Institute [Biology: Marine and Freshwater Science] BS, [Marine Science] MS, PhD
University of the Virgin Islands – BA, BSMaster of Marine and Environmental Science Program (MMES)
University of Washington [Marine Biology] BS, [Oceanography with biological oceanography specialization] MS, PhD
University of West Alabama [Marine Biology] BS, [Conservation Biology] MS
University of West Florida [Marine Biology] BS, [Biology: Marine Biology expertise] MS
University of Wisconsin-Superior [Biology with Ecology, Aquatic Biology and Fishery Science focus] BS
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater [Marine & Freshwater Aquatic Biology Emphasis] BS
Western Washington University [Biology with marine emphasis] BS, [Biology, Marine and Estuarine Science] MS
Wittenberg University [Biology with Minor in Marine Science] BA, BS
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