About the Marine Biology Degree
A bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology provides the academic and field experience to prepare students for such rewarding careers in marine science as conducting research at universities and marine laboratories and working for industry or state and federal environmental agencies. The program of study includes two summers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab taking courses such as Vertebrate Zoology, Oceanography, Marine Ecology and Marine Botany, among other choices. During the freshman and sophomore years, students complete their foundation courses, which prepare them for advanced study. Students complete their upper-level biology and physics classes during their junior and senior years at the Troy Campus.
The program of study includes two summers of classes at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, located at the mouth of Mobile Bay, south of Mobile. During the Freshman and Sophomore years, students in the Marine Biology Program complete their foundation courses which prepare them for advanced study. Students spend the summers after their Sophomore and Junior years at the Sea Lab taking courses such as Marine Vertebrate Zoology, Oceanography, and Marine Ecology among the many choices. Students complete their upper level biology and physics classes during their Junior and Senior years at the TROY campus.