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Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture

Bachelor of Science

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Dive into a green career

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Uncover the secrets of marine ecosystems and sustainable aquaculture practices with our comprehensive program crafted for eco-conscious individuals like you. Our flexible learning platform ensures you can pursue your career without compromising your current commitments, bringing the wonders of the marine world to your fingertips.

Our program opens doors to a world of green career opportunities in marine biology and sustainable aquaculture. Connect globally with professionals and like-minded peers, expanding your network and gaining diverse perspectives in this dynamic field.

You’ll gain practical skills that set you on the path to becoming a champion for marine conservation and sustainable aquaculture. Our special emphasis on sustainable practices prepares you to responsibly manage aquaculture operations, positioning you at the forefront of the global effort in sustainability.

Marine Biology Degree Program Overview


The B.S. in Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture prepares students for a broad range of careers helping protect, preserve, maintain, and grow marine organisms and environments. Graduates can obtain employment immediately after graduation with private firms, aquariums, and various government agencies as marine animal trainers, aquaculture scientists, and fisheries technicians. This degree provides students with a broad emphasis on both marine biology and aquaculture and encompasses coursework with the rigor to prepare students for further study in graduate school or even starting their own aquaculture enterprise.

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Career Outlook

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45k

Number of Biologist jobs in the U.S., 2019.

$82k

Median pay for Biologists in 2019.

+2%

Estimated growth for Biologist jobs in the U.S. through 2029.


*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


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Experiential and Immersive Coursework

Marine Biology Coursework

Distance Sampling Population Estimate

Through a simulation custom created by the Unity Environmental University XR Innovation Lab, students are tasked with identifying different species of whales based on their blow. In addition, students are asked to estimate how far the whales were from the boat and the number of whales in the area giving the students a feel of what being marine researcher.

Marine Biology Coursework

Orientation of a Field Station

Students are asked to explore an island using a 360° video created by the Unity Environmental University XR Innovation Lab. They are asked to research this remote area and create ethograms based on behavioral observations of the animals on the island.

Marine Biology Coursework

Sustainable Seafood Watch

In the local communities where each student lives, they are tasked with creating a graph of sustainability based on the seafood offerings at their local grocery store. They are asked to investigate what their local communities are able to offer.


Degree Requirements and Courses

The Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. For more details, browse our Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

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Program Features


High Value Education: Nationally recognized for the quality of our programs delivered at an affordable price.

Social Mobility: Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges in the U.S. for fostering upward mobility.

Sustainability Core: All programs are committed to sustainable practices, preparing you for a future of environmental awareness in all fields.

Flexible Learning: Balance work and education effortlessly by choosing when and where you want to study.

Flexible Start Dates: 8 start dates per year allows you to control your schedule

Personalized Guidance: Benefit from individualized academic and professional advising, where we are dedicated to turning your career and academic aspirations into tangible achievements.

Transfer-Friendly: Shorten your academic timeline, since we accept up to 90 credits to value your prior academic achievements.


Experts in the Field

At Unity Environmental University, our faculty is composed of a wide range of environmental science experts who in addition to teaching, conduct their own research and various fieldwork.

Tanya Lubansky Unity Faculty

Dr. Tanya Lubansky

Instructor of Marine Biology

Dive deep into the world of marine wonders with Dr. Tanya Lubansky, where ocean exploration meets career inspiration. Armed with a B.S. from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, she unveils the secrets of humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. Dr. Lubansky’s not just an educator; she’s a career catalyst, drawing on her diverse experiences in nonprofits and tourism to shape the next generation.

Join the marine revolution and let Dr. Lubansky guide you to a sea of possibilities!

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