Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

One of the most rewarding and passionate majors a student can enroll in is marine biology. Often touted as a major that requires a real love of marine life, students must enjoy science, math and sea life. The work isn’t always steady, but being a marine biologist is a lifestyle.

A person doesn’t have to graduate with a degree in marine biology to be a marine biologist. Students can major in biology, zoology, ecology or even chemistry.

Marine biologists have a love of the ocean and the wildlife within it. A typical day can involve investigating a species, tracking whales, battling diseases, marine clean up or oil spill disaster relief. No two days are the same and most marine biologists are heavily involved in assessing the impact of humans on marine life.

The average salary of a marine biologist ranges from $33,000 to $98,000, depending on the position, years of experience and length of education.

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Matching Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Colleges

Coastal Carolina University

Four or more years; Public; $25,692 average out-state tuition; $11,020 average in-state tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

Four or more years; Public; $32,589 average out-state tuition; $7,023 average in-state tuition

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Four or more years; Public; $18,508 average out-state tuition; $4,443 average in-state tuition

University of California-San Diego

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Miami

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,040 average out-state tuition; $47,040 average in-state tuition

Nova Southeastern University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,980 average out-state tuition; $28,980 average in-state tuition

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Four or more years; Public; $31,562 average out-state tuition; $11,462 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Majors

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UNCF 3M Science Applied To Life Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $25,000 June 16, 2022 See Details
 

UNCF 3M Science Applied To Life Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

June 16, 2022
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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

Up to $30,000 June 01, 2022 See Details
 

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

June 01, 2022
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2022 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2022
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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $12,000

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Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship

Association of the United States Army

$10,000 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship

Association of the United States Army

award

$10,000

deadline

July 31, 2022
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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

award

Up to $7,000

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MASNA Student Scholarship

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America

$7,000 June 17, 2022 See Details
 

MASNA Student Scholarship

Marine Aquarium Societies of North America

award

$7,000

deadline

June 17, 2022
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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$6,700

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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 June 15, 2022 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

June 15, 2022
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