Organismal and Marine Biology

BS in Biology

Organismal and Marine Biology

The concentration in marine biology introduces students to marine ecosystems and the principles that help us to understand the processes that shape life in coastal and oceanic environments.

Students following the concentration in Marine Biology should anticipate spending a portion of the summer between their junior and senior years at the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium laboratory (also known as the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.) on nearby Dauphin Island.

On a space available basis, study at the Sea Lab. might also be available between the sophomore and junior years. Appropriate courses taken at the Sea Lab. may be substituted for most of the upper-division concentration requirements. These courses are to be arranged in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and the College’s liaison officer for the Sea Lab., Dr. Charles M. Chester.