Undergraduate

Jennifer Bowen, Associate professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, poses for a portrait at the Marine Science Center campus in Nahant, Massachusetts

BS in Environmental Science

The bachelor of science in environmental science is organized for students who want to acquire the scientific background to help solve environmental problems from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Kat O'Brien walks to her research vessel while a dog looks on with the bay in the background.

BA in Environmental Studies

The bachelor of arts in environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program, drawing from 12 departments, designed to provide a flexible platform for students whose primary interest is in the area of environmental policy.

Marine Science Center

BS in Marine Biology

The marine biology major is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in biology along a range of elective coursework in marine related areas.

Alex Vespignani with Dean J. Murray Gibson

Combined Majors

Combined majors are available for students who prefer an interdisciplinary approach.

Minors

There are several minors within the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

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