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Marine Science

Marine scientists deal with important issues from climate change and sea level rise to the development of new drugs from ocean resources and the invention of technologies to explore the sea. Researchers, engineers and others in the field find solutions to environmental problems and raise awareness of our valuable natural resources. Many enjoy that their jobs combine different interests, such as biology, physics, chemistry, math and computer programming.

The Marine Science major at the University of Delaware emphasizes a broad scientific understanding of the character, function and analysis of ocean systems and the habitats and organisms that live there. The degree is designed to assist students in understanding the connectedness of science and society. Students learn the scientific concepts of marine biology and are challenged to use analytical skills and tools to explore issues throughout their coursework.

Potential employers include state and federal government agencies, colleges and universities, and private companies, including small businesses. Many students continue their education in graduate programs.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 042 for additional related careers.

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