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)
Major Core Classes (Required)

BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I
MARB 101 Succeeding in Science
MARS 102 Earth and Ocean Science
MARB 215 Marine Zoology
MARB 301 Genetics
MARB 303 Biostatistics
MARB 311 Ichthyology
MARB 315 Natural History of Vertebrates
MARB 320 Fisheries Techniques
MARB 425 Marine Ecology
MARB 435 Marine Invertebrate Zoology
MARB 445 Marine Fisheries Management
MARB 460 Fisheries Population Dynamics

Elective Classes
Elective Classes

BIOL 351  Fundamentals of Marine Biology
MARB 302 SeaWorld
MARB 310 Introduction to Cell Biology
MARB 335 Fish Physiology
MARB 360 Marine Conservation Biology
MARB 400 Biology of Marine Mammals
MARB 401 Physiology of Marine Mammals
MARB 403 Cetacean Behavior & Ecology
MARB 405 Marine Parasitology
MARB 407 Research & Conservation in Greece
MARB 408 Marine Botany
MARB 409 Biology of Sharks and their Relatives
MARB 410 Animal Behavior
MARB 411 Elasmobranch Ecology
MARB 414 Toxicology
MARB 415 Coastal Marine Bio & Geology of Alaska
MARB 420 Comparative Physiology
MARB 423 Mariculture
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

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 biology 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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