Marine ecosystems cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, and the diversity of life that exists in these environments is astounding. As a Marine Biology major, you will explore the variety of life in the world’s oceans, estuaries, and coral reefs.
Because there’s no substitute for learning by doing, we design courses that engage you through lab and field experiences where you’ll put science to work.
Beyond course work, students work with faculty on independent studies, research projects, off-campus expeditions, scientific conferences, and other activities.
With our close proximity to Lake Hollingsworth, all your courses will have a strong outdoor component—you’ll be in the field observing and collecting data.
Florida Southern is located within driving distance of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and we bring our students to these very diverse environments.
You will travel to places such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Bahamas to further your explorations.
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A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.
Our Internship Guarantee ensures you'll gain exposure to a wide array of marine ecosystems.
FSC’s Biology Department sponsors chapters of Beta Beta Beta, a national society for students in the biological sciences, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and Rho Rho Rho Marine and Atmospheric Honor Society.
Our marine biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.