Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology, B.S.

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Palm Beach Atlantic University's South Florida location makes it an ideal place to study marine biology, which is the study of organisms in the ocean or other marine bodies of water.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Study Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology at PBA?

Marine life helps to support recreation and tourism, globally. And, at a basic level, it assists in determining the nature of our planet. Enriching courses are offered such as, Physical Oceanography and Ecology, along with a Christ-centered learning perspective taught by an outstanding faculty. PBA is one of few Christian institutions to offer a biology concentration in marine biology.


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What Can I Do with this Degree?

  • Fish Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Research Technician

Program Details

As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune 500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:

  • Presenting research at a national psychology conference
  • Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
  • Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
  • Participating in exciting educational trips, including to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Hands-On Learning

The program provides exciting hands-on labs and other learning opportunities, including field trips to places such as the Everglades, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Our students also intern at leading scientific organizations and agencies, some of which include:

  • Max Planck Institute
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Loggerhead Marine Life Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • South Florida Water Management District

Benefit from Your Local Community

Our location on the Lake Worth Lagoon, only minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and less than an hour drive from the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, provides easy access to a number of fascinating natural habitats.

Benefit from Top-Notch Facilities

You’ll benefit from learning in South Florida, which has an increasing concentration of companies involved in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biochemistry areas, including:

PBA’s biology graduates are prepared to excel in a broad range of scientific disciplines. They’ve been accepted at top medical and graduate schools such as:

  • Florida State University Medical School
  • University of Georgia Medical School
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Oxford
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California

And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations including:

  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • Florida State Park System
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
  • Rand Eye Institute
  • Palm Beach Zoo
  • Palm Beach County School District

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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