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Marine Biology Minor

Coupled with the appropriate major, a minor in marine biology is a powerful asset. This coursework combines top quality classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experiences to diversify a student’s education and prepare them for a future in research, conservation, education, and more.


Marine Biology Minor Classes

Students can select 16 hours from the following courses:

MARB 301 – Genetics (4 hours) (Fall and Spring)
Prerequisites: CHEM 227/228 & 237/238, Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 311 – Ichthyology (4 hours)(Spring)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and MARB 315, Sophomore/Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 315 – Natural History of Vertebrates (4 hours) (Fall and Spring)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112, Sophomore/Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 360 – Marine Conservation Biology (4 hours) (Spring)
Prerequisites: Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 400 – Biology of Marine Mammals (4 hours) (Fall)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and MARB 315, Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 408 – Marine Botany (4 credits) (Spring)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112, Sophomore/Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 430 – Coastal Plant Ecology (4 hours) (Fall)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112, Junior/Senior Classification

MARB 425 – Marine Ecology (4 hours) (Fall)
Prerequisites: MARB 315, 408, 435, Senior Classification

MARB 435 – Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4 hours) (Fall and Spring)
Prerequisites: BIOL 112, Junior/Senior Classification

*Restrictions*

  • All MARB 300-400 level courses require BIOL 111 & 112 with at least a C in each.

  • MARB 301 must have CHEM 227/237 & 228/238

  • MARB 400 must have MARB 315.

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to apply.

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

With the right major, a minor in marine biology can prepare a student for a number of exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

Career Paths

Research
Professor
Conservation
Law Enforcement (Game Warden)
Environmental consultant
Veterinarian
Medical Field
Outreach
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

Zoos and Aquariums            
State and Federal agencies        
Private industry
Universities
Hospitals
Conservation Groups
Non-profits

Salaries

State/Federal agencies (TPWD, NOAA, Corps of Engineers): $35-40K
Non Profit Environmental Outreach: $30-35K
Teaching Science in public schools: $45-60K
Research/Laboratory Assistant: $30-45K
Fisheries/Marine Mammal Observer: $40-65K

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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