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Marine Biology Degree at Northeastern University (NEU)

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  • Phone: (617) 373-2000

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Marine Biology Degree

The marine biology degree program at Northeastern 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 Massachusetts 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. NEU offers a master's degree program in marine biology.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male5
Female7

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic1
White6
Unknown4

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Marine Biology program at Northeastern University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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

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 Massachusetts

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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Boston University

Boston, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (B)
  • Environmental Biology (B)
  • Conservation Biology (B)
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Suffolk University

Boston, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (B)
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University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (M)
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Salem State College

Salem, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (B)
  • Environmental Biology (B)
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University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Marine Biology (M)