The marine biology curriculum fulfills basic requirements for admission into graduate and professional schools. It also may serve as a terminal degree, with which to enter the job market. The program includes a laboratory field experience. To participate in any field experience, a student must have earned a 2.25 in biology course work and be in good academic standing.

Admission requirements

For matriculation in the marine biology curriculum, successful completion of secondary school courses in elementary algebra and plane geometry and a year of sciences are required.

Degree Plan

NOTE: All students are required to complete the General Education Requirements of their campus in fulfillment of their Bachelor degree requirements. [Florham Campus students are required to take SPCH 1107 Fundamentals of Speech and  PHIL1440 Bio-Medical Ethics as part of their general education requirements]

Semesters 1 and 2

Semester 3 and 4

Semesters 5 and 6

Semesters 7 and 8

Ecology and Environmental Biology Concentration

Semesters 7 and 8

  • BIOL3___/4___ Biology Elective I
  • BIOL3___/4___ Biology Elective II
  • BIOL4405 Ethics in Science
  • BIOL3___/4___ Biology Elective III
  • BIOL3___/4___ Biology Elective IV
  • BIOL3___/4___ Biology Elective V
  • BIOL4950 Biology Seminar

Common Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semesters 7 and 8

A total of eighteen (15) marine biology credits are taken during the spring semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Course Descriptions