Some colleges that offer a degree in marine biology include Duke University, The University of Maine in Orono, Boston University, University of New England and University of Hawaii at Hilo. Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. For example, Boston University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Science, where students take courses in tropical oceanography, marine geology and sensory biology.
Other colleges that offer marine biology degrees include Eckerd College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of New Hampshire, University of Tampa and Oregon State University.
Duke University offers two bachelor degree programs and a doctoral degree program where students can specialize in marine biology. Students in the bachelor programs fulfill requirements in chemistry, physics and math. In addition, students must complete 10 courses in biology, of which four credits must be from the Duke Marine Laboratory. Marine biology courses include Marine Ecology, Marine Mammals, Physiology of Marine Animals and Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems.
The University of Maine at Orono is a sea-grant college that offers a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science, with a focus in marine biology. Marine biology courses include Biology of Marine Vertebrates, Applied Population Genetics, Biology of Fishes and Field Marine Ecology. Students also have the opportunity to spend a semester by the sea at the Darling Marine Center.