Marine Biology and Marine Affairs Open House

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

At our Open House, 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 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!

Marine Biology and Marine Affairs Open House

Monday, October 2, 2017


Monday, October 30, 2017


Why Marine Biology & Marine Affairs 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

    10:00 a.m. 

    Welcome and Admissions Overview

    11:00 a.m. 

    Introduction to Marine Biology and Marine Affairs

      • Meet with program coordinators Dr. John Kelly and Dr. Tarsila Seara 
      • Meet with current University of New Haven Marine Biology and Marine Affairs students
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Explore Marine Biology and Marine Affairs Faculty Stations
    2:30 p.m. Meet additional Marine Biology faculty members
    3:00 p.m.

    Return to campus

    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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