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Marine Biology Degree at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU)

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Marine Biology Degree

The marine biology degree program at Hawaii Pacific University prepares students seeking a future in the field of biology pertaining to marine life, such as a marine mammalogist, ichthyologist, fishery biologist, and more. The marine biology degree program offers students a look at the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals that inhabit marine waters. Course instruction focuses on chemical, physical, and geological oceanography, marine paleoecology, ichthyology, as well as molecular, cellular, and biochemical studies of specific species, phyla, habitats, and ecosystems. Get more details below including other Hawaii colleges that offer marine biology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Marine Biology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. HPU has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree29
    Master's Degree6

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male9
    Female26

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black1
    Hispanic4
    White24
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Marine Biology program at Hawaii Pacific University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Honolulu, HI
      • Total Employment: 140
      • Average Hourly Rate: $52.92
      • Average Annual Salary: $110,080

Biologists

  • Description:

    Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Marine Biology Programs in Hawaii

Marine Biology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (B)
  • Epidemiology (B)
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University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI
Type: 4-Year Public College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (B)