DANIELLE PERRY ‘15
Experiences as a Charger lead to a Ph.D.
When you major in marine & environmental sciences 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, and you will benefit from faculty-mentored research opportunities.See More
You will learn about our world's oceans, marine environments and organisms, and how humans interact with these systems in our broad, comprehensive program:
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.
Today's environmental problems have scientific, social, and political aspects to them. This course will focus on the scientific aspects but will not ignore the other two. Student will be introduced to the geology, biology, physics, and chemistry behind the problems and to the social and political difficulties inherent in dealing with them. Through a combination of lectures, case histories, in-class discussions, and observation of the environmental decision-making process at work, students will gain an understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems and of the choices that must be made in solving them.
In this course students will examine the world’s marine resources from the perspectives of usage and management efforts. Case studies will be used to look at the economic, legal, and policy issues along with conservation measures.
This course investigates the major subdisciplines of ecology including organismal, population, community ecosystem, and landscape ecology as well as the human impacts and environmental management and assessment. The laboratory portion includes designing ecological studies, field sampling techniques, and ecological analysis.
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 & Environmental Sciences, check out the Academic Catalog:
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
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My internship with Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center as part of the University’s Bergami Summer Internship program has been a great opportunity to develop my research techniques, from data collection to marine-mammal photography.
There are a variety of opportunities for you to learn more about our programs, what it is like to be a student here, and the scholarships, assistantships and financial aid that we offer. Whether you want to meet us on campus or online, we have something for you.
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.
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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.