Several schools within the United States offer degrees in marine biology including the University of Maine, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of William and Mary and the University of Texas at Austin. Some schools offer nothing more than a bachelor's degree, while others offer a PhD.
Students should remember that in order to be considered a marine biologist, they must earn a master's degree, at the very least. Many marine biologists earn their bachelor's degree in fields such as zoology or biology and from there, go on to earn their marine biology master's or PhD.
Other schools offering marine biology degrees include Alaska Pacific University, San Francisco State University, University of Tampa, Maine Maritime Academy, Bowling Green State University, the College of Charleston and Eckerd College.
The College of Charleston offers undergraduate and graduate programs in marine biology. Undergraduate students take core courses in Ecology, Biology of Fishes, Biology of Invertebrates and Oceanography. Students have the opportunity to conduct research at Grice Marine Laboratory.
Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL offers an undergraduate Marine Science program with four areas of specialization: Marine Biology, Marine Geophysics, Marine Chemistry and Marine Geology. Students also have the opportunity to take part in research, internships and to study abroad.