Marine Biology Major

The Marine Biology major is a major within the Department of Biological Sciences. As an interdisciplinary program, our faculty comes from the diverse departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environment , and the Southeast Environmental Research Center.

Students are encouraged plan their own course selections; please read course descriptions in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Most elective courses have prerequisites that must be taken before you take the elective course. To see your own progress, you can see and print out your own Degree Audit (SASS report) from the FIU website. If you need assistance or have any questions you are encouraged to see an advisor prior to each registration period. There is a dedicated Marine Biology Advising Office at the Marine Science Building on the Biscayne Bay Campus (MSB 352, tel 305-919-4793, e-mail Appointments can be scheduled any day of the workweek, but for greatest availability, please schedule by email during office hours T/TH from 12:00PM-5:00PM.

For students admitted prior to Fall 2017, a full description of the Marine Biology Bachelor of Science degree can be found here. For all students admitted Fall 2017 or later, the full description can be found here.

Faculty in Biological Sciences, including Marine Biology faculty, are also available to provide academic and career advising. All Science and Math courses must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better to satisfy the requirements. The most recent Biology Academic Learning Compact (ALC) can be found in Biology ALC PDF. For more information about what an ALC is and why you should know, please visit: Academic Learning Compacts.