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Bachelor of Science in Marine Vertebrate Biology

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Faculty Director: Dr. Joe Warren |  joe.warren@stonybrook.edu | 631-632-5045

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Overview

The Marine Vertebrate Biology major provides students with a solid background in basic biology with an emphasis on marine vertebrate organisms such as fish, sharks, birds, turtles and marine mammals. It provides a more intensive zoology background than the Marine Sciences degree.

Students are encouraged to participate in research and internships.  Opportunities for experiential learning are available through field and laboratory courses taught at or near the Stony Brook campus and from a field station near the ocean in Southampton New York.

Most students who wish to have a career in research related to the marine environment will need to plan for graduate study. Career possibilities include research, education, or work in government agencies or non-profit organizations.

Research opportunities in marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, and waste management are available to undergraduates. Information on research opportunities may be found by contacting faculty directly.

All students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies to design and approve an acceptable course of study before declaring the major.


Courses

Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete listing of MVB Courses.


* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. This checklist summarizes your major/minor degree requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in place when you declared your major/minor for the official list of major/minor requirements. For details, visit http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/archives.php

2. This checklist indicates ONLY what is required for your major or minor, and does not confirm completion of the University’s general education, upper-division, and total credit requirements. Please consult with the appropriate academic advising unit to review the remaining graduation requirements. For general advising locations, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml.

* For the most up to date and official degree description and requirements see the undergraduate bulletin.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. This checklist summarizes your major/minor degree requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin that was in place when you declared your major/minor for the official list of major/minor requirements. For details, visit http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/archives.php

2. This checklist indicates ONLY what is required for your major or minor, and does not confirm completion of the University’s general education, upper-division, and total credit requirements. Please consult with the appropriate academic advising unit to review the remaining graduation requirements. For general advising locations, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml.


Internships and Jobs

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Scholarships and Employment

Stony Brook offers a  wide variety of scholarships to new and continuing students, some of which are based on merit alone and others which take into account financial need.