Experiences as a Charger lead to a Ph.D. program
When you major in marine biology at the University of New Haven, you are surrounded by diverse marine ecosystems teeming with life and just waiting to be explored. Starting with your first semester, you will be on and in the water, exploring and learning.
You will have the opportunity to take advantage of our close relationships with local aquariums, museums, nonprofit organizations, and federal and state research laboratories. You can benefit from faculty-mentored research opportunities and our soon-to-open Marine Science Center, which will house a state of the art aquaculture facility and will have direct waterfront access to Long Island Sound.
You will learn about our world's oceans, marine environments and organisms, and how humans interact with these systems in our broad, comprehensive program by:
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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This course is required for all first-year students in their initial semester. Every week, students will engage in fieldwork in the marine environments of southern Connecticut. They will learn the primary tools and techniques employed by marine scientists to study marine organisms and environments, including water column and sediment sampling techniques, marine organism identification, and proper usage of marine field equipment both onboard ships and along the coast.
An investigation of ecological structure and dynamics in marine and estuarine habitats at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Human interactions with marine ecosystems are also considered. The laboratory includes a student-designed research project to be conducted in the field, culminating in a final research report and presentation.
Students examine the history of aquaculture and the principles involved in freshwater and marine aquaculture. Emphasis is placed on production methods and technology applications in aquaculture systems and operations, ranging from small systems to commercial production facilities and public aquariums. Students gain practical experience designing, constructing, and maintaining recirculating systems, taking advantage of the University's soon-to-open Marine Sciences Center, located in the Community Boathouse at Canal Dock on New Haven's Long Wharf.
An investigation into the conservation of marine resources and the science of habitat recovery and restoration. Topics will include fisheries conservation, case studies of restored coastal habitats, assessment procedures, and evaluation of ecological function in restored habitats.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, check out the Academic Catalog:
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
The Application Process
We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.