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School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Marine Vertebrate Biology
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Why Study Marine Vertebrate Biology?

Passionate about preserving marine life? Then the Marine Vertebrate Biology major is for you! You'll gain a solid background in basic biology with an emphasis on marine vertebrate organisms such as fish, sharks, birds, turtles and marine mammals. Opportunities for experiential learning are plentiful through field and laboratory courses taught at or near the Stony Brook campus and from a field station at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Zoology and Marine Vertebrate Core
  • Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
  • Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
  • Environmental Toxicology and Public Health

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Marine Mammals
  • Marine Apex Predators
  • Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
  • Biology & Conservation of Seabirds

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Education Presenter
  • Assistant Penguin Trainer
  • Para Educator
  • Marine Finfish Aquaculture Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Cherry Creek Schools
  • Lynker Technologies

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Chair: Kamazima Lwiza

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences
Marine Vertebrate Biology
Back to all Programs

Why Study Marine Vertebrate Biology?

Passionate about preserving marine life? Then the Marine Vertebrate Biology major is for you! You'll gain a solid background in basic biology with an emphasis on marine vertebrate organisms such as fish, sharks, birds, turtles and marine mammals. Opportunities for experiential learning are plentiful through field and laboratory courses taught at or near the Stony Brook campus and from a field station at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Zoology and Marine Vertebrate Core
  • Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
  • Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
  • Environmental Toxicology and Public Health

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Marine Mammals
  • Marine Apex Predators
  • Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
  • Biology & Conservation of Seabirds

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Education Presenter
  • Assistant Penguin Trainer
  • Para Educator
  • Marine Finfish Aquaculture Analyst

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Cherry Creek Schools
  • Lynker Technologies

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Chair: Kamazima Lwiza

Office: W0511 Melville Library

Phone: (631) 632-9404

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