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Marine Biology

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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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Internships Opportunities

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

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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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

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Dr. Gabe Langford

Associate Professor of Biology

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