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Marine Fisheries

College or University: Texas A&M University at Galveston

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: he curriculum in Marine Fisheries provides educational opportunities in the biological sciences, with emphasis of marine management. Ecology, taxonomy, zoogeography, culture, and general biology of commercial species are emphasized. Course offerings are structured to provide not only a strong basis of formal academic instruction but also considerable hands-on field and collection experience by taking advantage of the coastal location of the University. A strong preparation in the sciences is recommended. Marine Fisheries graduates are prepared to work as fisheries managers or research biologists for state and federal agencies, ecological consulting firms, and educational institutions. Qualified degree recipients may undertake postgraduate studies in resource management, mariculture, systematics, seafood technology, and fisheries economics.

Website: Click here for program website

Description of Facilities: Classrooms, laboratories and meeting spaces are housed within 15 major buildings on the Mitchell Campus. There are three residence halls on campus, a physical education facility, and the Mary Moody Northen Student Center with cafeteria services. The Jack K. Williams Library contains over 43,000 books, 35,000 bound volumes of journals and a collection of charts and maps. The University training ship, in addition to being a floating campus during summer cruises, provides additional classroom, meeting and training space during the school year.

Program Faculty: A brief description of all of our faculty and their credentials can be found on the following website:

Student Support: Tuition and fees can be found on the following website: Financial Aid information for TAMUG can be found at the following website:

Program Point of Contact: Truman Glenn


Department: Marine Biology

Institution address: Texas A&M University at Galveston Box 1675
                             Galveston,TX 775531675

Phone: 409-740-4832


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