About this Degree
The major at the University of California, San Diego requires a foundation in the natural sciences, a rigorous core of marine biology courses, and a unifying laboratory/field course that engages students more directly in the discovery process and in analyzing and interpreting data.
Majors select electives from a growing set of upper division Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) courses in marine biology and related disciplines. The marine biology curriculum takes advantage of the UC San Diego's unique physical location along the Pacific Ocean. Laboratory work and field trips to intertidal zones, salt marshes, and other marine ecosystems are important components of the instructional program.
Ocean sciences are relevant to many contemporary environmental issues and problems and central to understanding earth-system evolution, dynamics, climate and sustainability. A major in marine biology is an appropriate start for students who are seeking a career or graduate studies in marine biology and related biological disciplines, a career in fields such as marine conservation, or simply interested in the major to broaden their base of knowledge and experience in the biological sciences.
Program advisors and faculty can provide additional information on career and graduate school opportunities. It is strongly recommended that all Marine Biology majors meet regularly with academic advising staff in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Undergraduate Education Office in Galbraith Hall and with the marine biology faculty advisor to discuss and update curriculum choices.
- Marine Biology
- Biological Oceanography
- Marine Biochemistry
- Marine Biology Laboratory
- Current Research in Marine Biology Colloquium
- Physics and Chemistry of the Oceans
- Biomechanics of Marine Life
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
- Official high school transcript
- Academic Letter of Recommendation
- Application fee of $55
International44487 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
National44487 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State14733 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14733 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for San Diego
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