Marine biology is the study of the world’s marine environments.

Marine ecosystems cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface which provides fascinating diversity of animals and plants for you to investigate.

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Top Reasons

Because there’s no substitute for learning by doing, we design the best courses to engage you through lab and field experiences where you’ll put science to work.

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Original Research

Beyond course work, students work with faculty on independent studies, research projects, off-campus expeditions, scientific conferences, and other activities.

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Outdoor Learning

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.

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Central Florida Location

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.

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Study Abroad

You will travel to places such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Bahamas to further your explorations.

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Program Details

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Internships Opportunities

Our Internship Guarantee ensures you'll gain exposure to a wide array of marine ecosystems.

Clubs and Organizations

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.

Graduate Opportunities

Our marine biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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Program Contact

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Joseph Madigan

Senior Associate Director

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Dr. Gabe Langford

Associate Professor of Biology

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