Honors Program member attracted by challenging curriculum
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When you study marine biology at the University of New Haven, you’re surrounded by diverse marine ecosystems teeming with life and just waiting to be explored. From Long Island Sound and its coastal regions to a 600-acre salt marsh at the mouth of the Housatonic River, you will be on, and in, the water exploring this marine paradise starting with your first semester.
You’ll acquire more hands-on experience at two Connecticut aquariums – which are University research and internship resources – and at our brand new 6,000-square-foot Marine Sciences Center, which houses research labs and has direct waterfront access to Long Island Sound.
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.
An examination of marine aquaculture and the use of marine resources in developing biotechnological products. The history of aquaculture and current aquaculture practices throughout the world are reviewed. Lectures are augmented by visits to commercial establishments and aquaculture research laboratories. The second portion of the course will focus on the development of marine biotechnology, marine products, and the relationship between aquaculture and marine biotechnology.
A classification of the different forms of pollution in the marine environment. The fate and transport of different pollutants is discussed as is the effects of pollutants on coastal and open marine ecosystems.
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:
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