Explore UNH Day: Marine Biology

The University of New Haven provides a unique on-campus visit opportunity for students interested in our Marine Biology program.

At our Explore The University of New Haven Day, you will spend a day in the field with our current students and faculty members and experience one of our first-year marine biology courses! You will also get the chance to tour our facilities, and have lunch with our faculty and admissions staff. Space is limited for this popular program, so register today!

Explore The University of New Haven Day - Marine Biology

Friday, April 21, 2017

A special visit for all prospective and accepted students.

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Why Marine Bio at The University of New Haven?

Recognizing that the solutions to the ever-increasing threats to the world’s oceans and coastlines lie in highly trained and knowledgeable scientists and policy makers, Marine Biology occupies a prominent position here at the University of New Haven.

Marine Biology is a diverse field that provides needed scientific and technical information to a broad spectrum of government agencies, academic and research institutions, environmental and conservation organizations, industries, and companies.

Our program emphasizes hands-on learning, and all of the laboratory courses have a field component. In addition to first-year field courses, students immediately have the opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects and are encouraged to participate in at least one internship.

Internship Opportunities

    • Norwalk Maritime Center
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
    • Schooner, Inc.
    • Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
    • Sound School

Specialized Areas of Study

    • Aquaculture
    • Coastal Resource Management
    • Marine Biotechnology
    • Marine Conservation
    • Marine Pollution
    • Marine Journalism
    • Marine Education
    • Marine Policy
    • Marine Technology
    • Marine Forensics
    • Urban Estuarine Studies
  • Schedule of Events:

    **Dress warmly and bring rain gear (waders will be provided)**
    9:30 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
    10 a.m.  Welcome and Admissions Overview
    11 a.m.  Introduction to Marine Biology
    • Meet with program director Dr. Carmela Cuomo
    • Meet with current University of New Haven Marine Biology students
    • Head into the field - Bradley Point in West Haven (students and parents will take bus to the Savin Rock Conference Center)
    12 p.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Explore Marine Biology Faculty Stations
    2:30 p.m. Meet additional Marine Biology faculty members
    3 p.m.

    Return to campus

    • Meet additional Marine Biology faculty members
    • Overview of student research projects
    3:15 p.m.

     Choose any or all of the following:

    • Campus tours
    • Meet with members of the admissions staff (optional)

    See how our first-year marine biology students get hands-on experience in Long Island Sound.


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