Marine Science Program

Undergraduate Programs

Western offers specializations in marine science leading to the Bachelor’s of Science degree via majors in either Biology or Environmental Science.  The program is enhanced by opportunities for study at the university’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) where students receive training in the most up-to-date field and laboratory investigative techniques through experiential learning. 

These approaches have earned SPMC the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring.  Western provides a course of study that will prepare you for a career in marine science with a rigorous curriculum that includes a strong base in the liberal arts, the broad training in life sciences that characterizes a major in Biology or Environmental Science, and the special opportunities for study of the marine environment at the Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC). 

Marine Science Scholars Program. This special program seeks to recruit exceptional scholars to Western who are interested in pursuing studies in the marine sciences.  See MSSP for more information on this program.

Graduate Program

Western offers the Master’s of Science degree in Marine & Estuarine Science utilizing the resources of the Biology and Environmental Science Departments and the Shannon Point Marine Center.  Learn more about the graduate program at MESP.


For more information about these programs, see the links on the left.

Page Updated 09.09.2014