The Marine Biology Major

The focus of the MARINE BIOLOGY major is the study of marine organisms and their environment.

Students in the Marine Biology major are required to participate in the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ). The MBQ provides the opportunity for undergraduates to live the life of a marine biologist. Under the guidance of department faculty and graduate assistants, the students design their own research projects, reside and collect data at a field station, conduct experiments to test their hypotheses, and present their work at the end of the quarter. Moreover, some of our undergraduates have had their research published in major peer-reviewed journals.


  • (for requirements for previous years, click here)

To plan your 4 year plan, please meet with a full time counselor and review the following pathways using this link: