Marine Biology

The Marine Biology major provides students with a strong foundation in the biological and marine sciences.

In their first two years, students complete their foundational science courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Our students can fulfill their upper-level marine biology requirements either on campus or during our year-long Three Seas Program. Three Seas is a truly unique program that combines inquiry-based study, fieldwork, and research. The 42-credit curriculum seamlessly integrates lecture, lab, and field activities on-location in three distinct marine ecosystems:

  • Ÿ Nahant, MA at the Marine Science Center
  • Ÿ Bocas Del Toro, Panama at the Smithsonian Institute
  • Ÿ San Juan Island, Washington at Friday Harbor Laboratories

Three Seas is a pathway for a select group of marine biology students to live, explore, collaborate, and work in the environments they are studying. Students are guided and challenged by a faculty comprised of renowned marine researchers from all over the country.  Graduates are fully prepared to plan and execute marine research and well equipped to embark on any path they choose.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions page.