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Marine Biology

Bachelor of Science

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The marine biology major at Unity College empowers students fascinated by living sea organisms to pursue their passion with hands-on experience.


Projected new jobs in research-oriented marine biology fields through 2026.


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Marine Biology Program Highlights

Personalized Attention
Receive personalized training from committed, expert faculty.
Field Experience
Gain frequent field experience in forests, lakes, and the ocean.
Small Class Size
Learn in small classes focused on experiential learning and in labs taught by nationally recognized professors.
Numerous opportunities: creating a senior thesis project, working with faculty on undergraduate research, and presenting work at conferences.
Career Connection
Connect with state and local biologists to work on regional environmental issues.
Our Unique Location
The natural and cultural landscape of Maine is extraordinary with its lakes, forests, and dramatic coastline.

B.S. in Marine Biology

The Marine Biology bachelor’s degree at Unity College empowers students fascinated by living sea organisms to pursue their passion with hands-on experience.

At Unity, you will gain a strong foundational knowledge of sea organisms, habitats and the physical and chemical properties of the sea.

With heavy emphasis on experiential and outdoor learning, rigorous studies at all levels of biological organization, and small lab sections taught by nationally recognized professors, our program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

What You Will Study

Many courses in the Marine Biology program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver.

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you will have the opportunity to study and specialize in coral ecology and management, oceanography, marine biology, and marine fisheries.

All marine biology courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Last summer, students went to Curacao to do hands-on research.

Careers in Marine Biology

As a marine biology graduate from Unity, you’ll have a wide range of career options available to you. These include working as an aquarium biologist, educators, state marine biologists, and marine naturalists.

Other students with a B.S. in Marine Biology from Unity College go on to earn their graduate degrees or teaching certificate, enabling them to pursue careers as research scientists and field station directors.

Discover the many ways Unity College Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

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