Some schools with top ranked marine biology undergraduate programs include Boston University, Duke University, The University of Maine in Orono and Oregon State University. Marine biologists study animals and plants in their native marine habitats or the physical attributes of the environment. Required coursework generally includes biology, math and chemistry.
Duke University offers an associate and a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in marine biology. It is ranked one of the top ten national universities by U.S. News.
Duke also offers doctorate degrees for marine biology or marine conservation biology. The university is located in Durham, NC.
Boston University is featured in the Princeton Review's top colleges. It offers a bachelor's degree in marine sciences. A minor in marine sciences is also offered. Students are required to take five courses in marine biology to obtain the minor.