Marine Biology Department

The Department's strategic location on one of the Gulf's most productive bay systems, and Galveston's semitropical climate, provide Marine Biology students and faculty year-round access to a variety of intriguing and environmentally-sensitive habitats comprised of estuarine and marine ecosystems. Students receive extensive exposure and invaluable training in the conservation and management of Bay and Gulf ecosystems through intensive field work in salt marshes, oyster reefs, seagrass meadows, rocky intertidal zones, open surf, and coastal waters off Galveston.

Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston focuses on five main areas of development: fisheries, marine mammals, oceans & human health (aquatic health), wetlands and biodiversity.

MARB's diverse faculty and low student-to-professor ratio provide undergraduates with unique opportunities to participate in world-class research programs targeting a variety of marine related concerns. The MARB faculty consists of twelve full time professors and one professor emeritus whose research interests include molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, behavior and ecology of estuarine/marine flora and fauna.

MARB graduates find employment with State and Federal agencies, private industries, environmental consulting firms, biomedical laboratories and secondary school systems. Many graduates enter professional schools in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and environmental law while others undertake postgraduate studies in the biological and ecological sciences.