Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Colleges and Programs

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This educational program focuses on the scientific study of the ecology and behavior of plants, microbes, and animals inhabiting coastal waters, oceans, and saltwater wetlands and their interactions with the physical environment. This program typically includes in depth instruction in physical, chemical, and geological oceanography; marine microbiology; cellular, molecular, and biochemical studies; marine botany; mammalogy; ichthyology; reproductive biology; marine population dynamics and biodiversity; marine paleocology and palentology; studies of specific species, habitats, phyla, and ecosystems; and applications to fields such as fisheries science and biotechnology.

The colleges, universities and schools below offer majors and degree programs in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. To learn more about a specific school click on any of the links below.

Alabama State University

915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

Phone Number:(334) 229-4400
Website:www.alasu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:6,806 (5,455 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

Alaska Pacific University

4101 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone Number:(907) 561-1266
Website:www.alaskapacific.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:997 (692 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

Auburn University Main Campus

Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone Number:(334) 844-4000
Website:www.auburn.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:26,221 (21,083 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1

Boston University

One Silber Way, Boston, MA 2215

Phone Number:(617) 353-2000
Website:www.bu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:39,982 (23,291 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

Brown University

One Prospect Street, Providence, RI 2912

Phone Number:(401) 863-1000
Website:www.brown.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:8,877 (6,591 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

California State University-Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0115

Phone Number:(562) 985-4111
Website:www.csulb.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:40,707 (33,274 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Admissions:www.csulb.edu/student-info/admissions.html
Financial Aid:www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/financial_aid/ty…
Online Application:www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/

California State University-Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001

Phone Number:(831) 582-3330
Website:www.csumb.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:4,803 (4,246 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Financial Aid:financialaid.csumb.edu/site/x7193.xml
Online Application:www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248-1198

Phone Number:(660) 248-3391
Website:www.centralmethodist.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,129 (1,129 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Admissions:www.centralmethodist.edu/cmadmit/index.asp
Financial Aid:www.centralmethodist.edu/cmfinaid/index.html
Online Application:www.centralmethodist.edu/cmadmit/select.html

Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305

Phone Number:(503) 399-5000
Website:www.chemeketa.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
4-year certificate
Campus setting:Midsize suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:20,623 (20,623 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:31 to 1
Admissions:www.chemeketa.edu/started/
Financial Aid:www.chemeketa.edu/started/paying4college.html
Online Application:ssb-cprd.chemeketa.edu/pls/cprd/zwckowadmt.p_ad…

Coastal Carolina University

108 James P. Blanton Circle, Conway, SC 29526

Phone Number:(843) 347-3161
Website:www.coastal.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:9,417 (8,219 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Admissions:www.coastal.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.coastal.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.coastal.edu/admissions/apply.html

College of Charleston

66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424-0001

Phone Number:(843) 953-5500
Website:www.cofc.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:14,591 (10,843 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Admissions:admissions.cofc.edu/
Financial Aid:finaid.cofc.edu/
Online Application:www.applyweb.com/apply/charles/indexa.html

College of Micronesia-FSM

Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941

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Phone Number:691E12
Website:www.comfsm.fm
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
4-year certificate
Campus setting:{Not available}
Campus housing:No
Student Population:3,227 (3,227 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:32 to 1

College of the Albemarle

1208 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327

Phone Number:2(523) 350-8210
Website:www.albemarle.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:No
Student Population:3,928 (3,928 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Admissions:www.albemarle.edu
Financial Aid:www.albemarle.edu
Online Application:www.albemarle.edu

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Phone Number:(757) 221-4000
Website:www.wm.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:9,382 (6,596 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Admissions:www.wm.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.wm.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.wm.edu/admission/

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

Phone Number:(570) 422-3211
Website:www.esu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:8,850 (6,881 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:25 to 1
Admissions:www.esu.edu/admissions
Online Application:www.esu.edu/admissions

Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711-4700

Phone Number:(727) 867-1166
Website:www.eckerd.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:2,809 (2,809 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham

285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 7940

Phone Number:(973) 443-8500
Website:www.fdu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,841 (2,639 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 7666

Phone Number:(201) 692-2000
Website:www.fdu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:10,580 (6,846 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

Phone Number:(321) 674-8000
Website:www.fit.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:11,224 (7,102 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1

Hawaii Pacific University

1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96813-2785

Phone Number:(808) 544-0200
Website:www.hpu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:10,413 (8,924 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Admissions:www.hpu.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:www.hpu.edu/financialaid
Online Application:www.hpu.edu/apply

Jacksonville University

2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394

Phone Number:(904) 256-8000
Website:www.jacksonville.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Other degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:4,986 (4,387 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5005

Phone Number:(617) 373-2000
Website:www.northeastern.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
4-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:31,577 (21,266 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

Prescott College

220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone Number:(877) 350-2100
Website:www.prescott.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,432 (1,034 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2923

Phone Number:(401) 253-1040
Website:www.rwu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:4,871 (4,563 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Admissions:www.rwu.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.rwu.edu/admission/financialaid/
Online Application:www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240

Phone Number:(205) 726-2011
Website:www.samford.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:4,944 (3,049 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Admissions:www.samford.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:http://samford.edu/admission/financial-aid/
Online Application:http://samford.edu/admission/apply/

Texas A & M University at Galveston

200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554

Phone Number:(409) 740-4414
Website:www.tamug.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,876 (1,797 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Admissions:www.tamug.edu/admrc/index.html
Financial Aid:www.tamug.edu/finaid/
Online Application:www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX?s_log…

University of Alaska Fairbanks

505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500

Phone Number:(907) 474-7211
Website:www.uaf.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:14,610 (13,272 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Admissions:www.uaf.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.uaf.edu/finaid/
Online Application:www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/index.xml

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716

Phone Number:(302) 831-2000
Website:www.udel.edu/
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:23,153 (19,172 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Admissions:www.udel.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.udel.edu/finaid/
Online Application:www.udel.edu/admissions/apply/

University of New England

11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005-9599

Phone Number:(207) 283-0171
Website:www.une.edu/
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:5,955 (3,611 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Admissions:www.une.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.une.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.une.edu/admissions/undergrad/applying.cfm

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 2881

Phone Number:(401) 874-1000
Website:www.uri.edu/
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:19,200 (15,061 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Admissions:www.uri.edu/admission
Financial Aid:www.uri.edu/es/menus/finaid.html
Online Application:www.uri.edu/admission

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Phone Number:(619) 260-4600
Website:www.sandiego.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:8,375 (5,429 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:www.sandiego.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.sandiego.edu/financial_aid/
Online Application:www.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply…

University of Southern California

University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone Number:(213) 740-2311
Website:www.usc.edu/
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Other degree
Doctor’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:36,936 (17,834 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Waynesburg University

51 W College St, Waynesburg, PA 15370-1257

Phone Number:(724) 627-8191
Website:www.waynesburg.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:2,956 (1,921 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Online Application:www.waynesburg.edu/index.php?q=Future_Students/…

Western Washington University

516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008

Phone Number:(360) 650-3000
Website:www.wwu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:16,895 (15,122 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Admissions:www.admissions.wwu.edu
Financial Aid:www.finaid.wwu.edu
Online Application:www.admissions.wwu.edu/apply

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