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Marine Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) West Hattiesburg, MS, United States
The oceans are part of the thin, outer shell of the Earth and marine science is the study of this envelope, from the deep sea to shallow coastal oceans: their biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make marine science a richly inter-disciplinary science. 
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Overview

The oceans are dynamic and vast, they contain most of the Earth's water and carbon and surface heat, and much of its biomass, but they do not operate alone.

What Will I Learn?

  • Specialize and perform applied research across all marine science disciplines (marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, and marine physics);
  • Provide science-based decision support for marine natural resource, wildlife, aquaculture, water quality, and ecological restoration and management efforts;
  • Apply cutting-edge technologies to ocean observing efforts, from land- and ship-borne systems to satellite oceanography;
  • Conduct fundamental research on the complex dynamics that define global and regional oceanic processes, in the past, present, and future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition One 
  • Principles of Biological Science
  • Principles or Biological Science I Laboratory 
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • College Algebra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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General Requirements

Strong Freshman applicants will present a 2.5 minimum GPA in core academic subjects. Freshman applicants must complete a required core curriculum of courses during their secondary school education to be admitted to the university. The basic core requirements are:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics
  • 3 units of sciences
  • 3 units of social studies
  • 2 units of advanced electives
  • 1/2 unit of computer applications

It is understood that most foreign education systems do not follow the same core curriculum as taught in U.S. high schools. Therefore, each applicant will be evaluated on criteria particular to the educational system of the country in which they completed their studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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