The Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology Major provides a broad undergraduate education focused on aquatic habitats and organisms. It integrates theoretical courses with hands-on laboratory and field work. The major prepares you for employment in many careers and/or entry into graduate programs and offers many opportunities to become involved in research while completing your degree.
- Program Overview
- What Can You Do With This Degree?*
- Career Quick Facts: Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists*
- High school and college teaching
- Zoos, aquariums, and nature parks Museums and science centers
- Environmental consulting
- State and Federal agencies such as Fish and Game; Environmental Protection Agency; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency
- Conservation and environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club or Nature Conservancy
- Marine Science and Ocean Engineering Program
- Ocean Careers
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Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.