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Aquatic and Marine Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
Majors of the Aquatic and Marine Biology program of Stetson University are trained to be scientists. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees leading to careers in biological research, environmental science and conservation. Others pursue careers in the health professions.
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Stetson University's aquatic and marine biology majors will become well-versed in the issues facing freshwater and marine ecosystems. Our convenient Florida location provides ready access to many different bodies of water, in which you will have the opportunity to visit and conduct research projects.

As a Stetson aquatic and marine biology student, you will gain hands-on experience through an external internship and your senior research project.

The Aquatic and Marine Biology program of Stetson University provides you with a scientific understanding of life in both aquatic (freshwater) and marine (saltwater) environments. Senior research projects in this field have included studies of lateral line development in salamanders, the nesting ecology of freshwater and sea turtles, the impact of artificial reef design on fish abundance, the population biology of an endangered species of snail, spring fish ecology and manatee distribution and mortality.

With a major in aquatic and marine biology, you may also take advantage of Stetson's membership in the Marine Science Education Consortium for a summer or semester of study at the Duke University Marine Laboratory.

Career Outlook

The overall demand for aquatic and marine biologists is expected to remain high as changes to weather patterns and marine life impact the sustainability of water-based plants and animals. The strongest growth is indicated in clinical laboratory research, health, biological science, and environmental and climate science careers. Nearly half of all positions ask for 0-2 years of experience, and almost 64% ask for or require a bachelor's degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Perspectives Biology
  • Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biology III: Ecology and Evolution
  • Invertebrate Zoology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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