What will I learn?

The Marine Conservation option provides a B.S. Marine Biology degree plan that is designed for students primarily interested in the biological aspects of conservation science in marine environments (e.g., community ecology, population biology, biogeography, conservation genetics and assessment of threatened or endangered species and habitats).

A major in Marine Biology can be declared after completing 24 credit hours and BIO 201 and BIO 202, or equivalent courses, with a grade of ‘C’ (2.00) or better in both courses.

BS Marine Biology - Marine Conservation Option Student Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome 1: Students should have the ability to demonstrate a fundamental level of academic competence in core biological content and issue knowledge. (Foundational Knowledge)
  • Learning Outcome 2: Students should be able to present biological information orally. (Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • Learning Outcome 3: Students should be able to competently critique biological literature. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy)
  • Learning Outcome 4: Students should be able to utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy)
  • Learning Outcome 5: Students should have the ability to demonstrate competence in biological writing.(Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • Learning Outcome 6: A student should have the ability to understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge)
  • Learning Outcome 7: A student should have the ability to apply biological knowledge to current topics. (Critical Thinking, Foundational Knowledge, Information Literacy, Thoughtful Expression)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 124 semester hours of credit)

Tuition fees
US$18,416.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2019

Start date

21 August 2019, 13 January 2020

Venue

Center for Marine Science

601 South College Road,

WILMINGTON,

North Carolina,

28403, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must complete their high school. A minimum 2.5 GPA on a U.S. scale of 4.0 is required. Applicants whose secondary school work is from outside the US are exempt from Minimum Course Requirements.

English Proficiency

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 71 on the Internet-based exam.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score of 6.0 on the academic module. Scores older than two (2) years will not be accepted
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - minimum score of 54
  • Pearson PTE - minimum score 54

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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