Marine Biology

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Marine biology is a broad field of study that can encompass a wide variety of disciplines, all focusing on the health and description of marine ecosystems. Students at LHUP who decide to follow the marine biology track will experience an emphasis on field oriented studies in marine environments.

Careers in Marine Biology:

Students enrolled in this concentration are qualified for employment in marine laboratory or fieldwork positions or further study in graduate or professional schools. Employers include State and Federal government offices and laboratories, educational institutions, conservation organizations, industries, magazines, book publishers, television, radio, legal firms, environmental societies and others.

Student Research:

In addition, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty to develop and conduct research on marine systems while completing their degree.

Other opportunities:

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station is located on the Delmarva Peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Wallops Island, Virginia. While students at LHUP can enroll in summer courses offered through the field station, students in the marine biology track are required to take nine semester hours of field course work in marine biology, typically during summer, which they can accomplish at the field station. The field station provides ready access to wetlands and barrier islands as well as inshore and offshore ocean habitats in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Assateague National Seashore.