Florida Tech's Marine Biology Degree

Immerse yourself in the study of marine animals at one of the best marine biology colleges in the country

Whether you want to explore the mysteries of deep-sea organisms, discover marine animal interrelationships or become a leader in marine veterinary science, you can reach your goals with a marine biology degree from Florida Tech. One of the first undergraduate marine biology programs in the country, Florida Tech's is also one of the strongest.

Oceans cover over 70% of our world, yet scientists estimate that a fraction of the oceans have been explored. Marine biology encompasses so much of the biology of these oceans and marine organisms, from viruses to whales, molecular biology and global warming. Studying for a marine biology degree can include a wide variety of other scientific disciplines, from aquaculture and oceanography to chemistry, meteorology and zoology.

Engage in Marine Biology Right from the Start

Our marine biology degree, a four-year program, engages first year students in their major when they start their first semester. Introduction to Marine Biology, Biological Discovery 2 and General Chemistry kick start your marine biology degree program. Freshman students also jump right into the laboratory to delve into marine biology research. Guided by highly qualified faculty and members of the Marine Biological Society, students are immersed in their major immediately.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, marine biology majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Tri Beta (biological sciences honor society), student government and over 100 other student organizations. Each of these experiences gives you a way to interact with other marine biology students, professors and industry professionals.

Gain Practical Experience

The marine biology degree program is the most popular of the biological sciences programs at Florida Tech. This course of study is very hands-on, with small classes and intensive faculty-student interaction. As a student in the marine biology department you have the opportunity to undertake exciting independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of your choosing. Hands-on experience in the field is close by as Florida Tech is strategically located near the estuarine habitats of the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean marine ecosystems. As a result, students get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio and a stronger sense of yourself as a scholar–the perfect preparation for graduate and professional school and employment.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers notice a marine biology degree from Florida Tech. Many Florida Tech students are recruited for internships and careers by companies such as the American Museum of Natural Science, Baltimore Aquarium, Epcot, Florida Medical Entomology Lab and Hubbs-Sea World.

Earn an Advanced Marine Biology Degree

After receiving their marine biology degree, many of our majors go on to master's and doctoral programs at Florida Tech and other prestigious universities, such as the University of Florida, University of Miami, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and Duke.

Envision yourself at Florida Tech and imagine the opportunities that are available with a diverse and sought-after marine biology degree.