• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Marine Biology program is offered by Carroll University in collaboration with Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). You’ll begin at Carroll, spending two years learning fundamental principles in biology, chemistry and math, as well as completing general education requirements. 

Overview

A Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Carroll University provides a strong academic foundation for a variety of careers. 

You’ll be prepared for careers in marine and aquatic science such as aquarists or outreach/education specialists in aquariums and zoos, field and data technicians in research laboratories and government agencies, or a myriad of other positions in aquaculture, fisheries science, environmental analysis, marine policy and many others. 

Students who want to become leaders in marine biology, or ultimately direct their own research, will have the necessary background to pursue a master or doctoral degree in their chosen field.

Marine biology is the study of life in the oceans—from microscopic plankton to the largest animals on earth, the blue whales. It offers many areas of interest such as the study of molecules within cells (molecular biology), the functions and adaptations of organisms (physiology) and populations of organisms and their interactions with each other and their environment (ecology). 

What unites these areas as marine biology is the saltwater environment, whether it be the coastal wetlands and estuaries, rocky shorelines and beaches, coral reefs and kelp forests, or the vast open-ocean habitat and abyssal sea. 

Some possible career options include:

  • Aquaculturist
  • Coastal zone manager
  • Energy and mineral explorer
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Environmental planner
  • Fisheries scientist
  • Marine ecologist
  • Museum and aquarium administrator
  • Oceanography technician
  • Salt marsh manager
  • Technical writer
  • Water pollution technician

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Biology 
  • General Biology Laboratory
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • Earth Science 
  • Earth Science Laboratory
  • Computational Thinking
  • Computational Thinking - Statistical Analysis Emphasis
  • Calculus 
  • Introductory Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
  • Transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution and should be delivered in a sealed and signed envelope. If your institution issues a transcript directly to you please forward as is, do not open the envelope, as this will void the transcript.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32080 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32080 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waukesha

  • 1283 - 2130 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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