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Marine Fisheries, B.S.

This program offers courses in biological science with an emphasis on marine management. Due to the prime location of the campus, students will acquire useful hands-on experience under the close guidance of great professors. Students who complete this degree will have a solid scientific foundation with numerous applications, as well as being well-positioned for a successful career in the field of marine management.

Marine Fisheries Degree    

This degree prepares students to thrive in the lucrative field of fisheries management. With a strong foundation in science and a mix of classroom, laboratory, and field experiences, students with this degree are poised to become the next leaders of the marine management industry.

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Marine Fisheries Classes

Major Core Classes (Required)

BIOL 111 Intorductory Biology I
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II
MARB 301 Genetics
MARB 303 Biostatistics
MARB 311 Ichthyology
MARB 312 Field Ichthyology
MARB 315 Natural History of Vertebrates
MARB 360 Marine Conservation Biology
MARB 423 Mariculture
MARB 425 Marine Ecology
MARB 435 Marine Invertebrate Zoology
MARB 445 Marine Fisheries Management
MARB 460 Fisheries Population Dynamics
MARB 482 Seminar in Marine Biology

Elective Classes

BIOL 351  Fundamentals of Marine Biology
MARB 300 Scientific Methods in Marine Biology
MARB 302 SeaWorld
MARB 310 Introduction to Cell Biology
MARB 311 Ichthyology
MARB 320 Fisheries Techniques
MARB 325 Biospeleology
MARB 334 Biology of Sea Turtles
MARB 335 Fish Physiology
MARB 340 Tropical Marine Ecology*<>
MARB 345 Introduction to Scientific Diving<>
MARB 350 Methods in Research Diving<>
MARB 400 Biology of Marine Mammals
MARB 401 Physiology of Marine Mammals
MARB 403 Cetacean Behavior & Ecology
MARB 405 Marine Parisitology
MARB 406 Life in Extreme Environments
MARB 407 Research & Conservation in Greece*
MARB 408 Marine Botany
MARB 410 Animal Behavior
MARB 414 Toxicology
MARB 415 Coastal Marine Bio & Geology of Alaska
MARB 426 Aquatic Animal Nutrition
MARB 430 Coastal Plant Ecology
MARB 433 Bioinformatics
MARB 437 Pathology of Marine Animals
MARB 466 Evolutionary Biology
MARB 484 Undergraduate Internship
MARB 491 Research in Marine Biology

Notes: MARB 408 and 430 cannot be used to satisfy both Required and First Tier requirements.  Maximum of 4 credits of MARB 484 and/or 491 can be used for Second Tier electives.

*Study Abroad-ICD Credit

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

Second-to-none experiences in the classroom, the lab, and in the field combine to give our students the ultimate marine fisheries education, preparing them for an exciting and invaluable career.

Career Paths

Marine Management
Fisheries Management
Law Enforcement (Game Warden)
Environmental consultant
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

Fisheries (Private and Public)
Zoos and Aquariums            
State and Federal agencies        
Private industry
Conservation Groups

Salary Ranges

Fishery Biologist: $54-78K
Research Scientist: $70-164K
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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