Marine ecosystems cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface which provides fascinating diversity of animals and plants for you to investigate.
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.
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.
There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.
In BIO 2120 Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals, you will be introduced to the biology of marine mammals, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians and sea otters. You will study their physiology, behavior, evolution and ecology, with special emphasis on their conservation. Marine labs and nature preserves are common field trip destinations, where you will meet professionals and see first-hand how marine mammals are studied.
Our Internship Guarantee ensures you'll gain exposure to a wide array of marine ecosystems.
Our marine biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.
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.
Associate Professor of Biology