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Biology with Focus in Aquatic and Marine Science

College or University: Bowling Green State University

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: Students interested in aquatic and marine science are encouraged to enroll in marine and freshwater biology courses at Bowling Green State University. The program, unmatched at Ohio universities, offers courses in aquatic and marine science and provides the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in biology with an emphasis in marine and freshwater science. In addition, a strong graduate program exposes undergraduates to the latest techniques and research opportunities.

Website: Click here for program website

Description of Facilities: The department maintains a 3,000-gallon inland marine laboratory with the eight major animal phyla represented in more than 66 genera of marine life including the horseshoe crab, sea anemones, stingray, skates, sea horse, starfish and lobsters. The lab has been in existence since 1963, when it had five 10-gallon tanks to house animals brought back by students from a spring trip. The lab now has more than 50 tanks including a wave tank, cold water tanks, a salt marsh environmental tank, and the recent construction of a touch tank. The animals in the lab are cared for by students, primarily for class study and research projects, but are also on view for visitors and other students. Marine biology students are encouraged to maintain a tank in the marine laboratory on a volunteer basis.

Student Support: 231 Administration Building. Counselors are available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. An appointment is not necessary.


Department: Marine Program

Institution address: Bowling Green State University
                             Bowling Green,OH 43403-0208

Phone: 419-372-6873


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