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Marine Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Montgomery, AL, United States
Become a leader in the field of medicine, genetics, research or teaching with a degree from Alabama State University. Start your journey with our undergraduate programs in biology and marine biology, or continue your education with our graduate program in biology or doctoral program in microbiology. 
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Overview

  • The marine biology major is designed to introduce students to marine ecosystems, including the great diversity of marine organisms and their coastal and oceanic environments. The emphasis is on basic principles that help us to understand the processes that shape life in marine environments. Marine Biology majors spend two summers at Dauphin Island Sea Lab to conduct their marine courses.
  • Students with bachelor’s degrees in marine biology find employment opportunities in a variety of fields. In conjunction with a teaching credential or graduate degree in teaching, students often use their marine biology background to teach science at the K–12 level.
  • Technical positions with local, state, and federal governmental agencies are most commonly pursued. Coastal cities and counties maintain biology staffs for monitoring and evaluating water quality and environmental impacts of marine discharges. Elsewhere in the private sector, students find employment with mariculture, environmental consulting, aquariums and biotechnology firms. Academic research institutions also hire students for technical research positions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Ecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • $25 application fee
  • Copy of your official high school transcript
  • ACT/SAT test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19396 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19396 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11068 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Montgomery

  • 860 - 1200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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