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Marine Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waukesha, WI, United States
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. 
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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

  • More details:

    Students are encouraged to file an application for admission for the first semester (fall) before March 15.

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

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 
  • Physics 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • English Proficiency Scores
  • Transcripts in Local Language
  • English Translations of Transcripts and Syllabi
  • Passport copy
  • Proof of Financial Support and Recent Bank Statement with one year of expenses and fees

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 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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