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Biological Sciences with concentration in Marine Biology and Fisheries

College or University: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: The department offers a complete undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Marine Biology and Fisheries. The courses in the concentration provide students with hands-on experiences in diverse local marine and estuarine environments. Courses and research opportunities are enhanced by the involvement of the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, an interdisciplinary center directed towards student learning.

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Number of students enrolled in 2007: 750

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Our biology graduates enter a wide variety of fields such as teaching; biotechnology research and manufacturing; environmental sciences and management; agriculture; state and federal national park service and forest service; a variety of health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science; and graduate programs for advanced study in botany, entomology, plant pathology, zoology, marine sciences, and cell and molecular biology.

Description of Facilities: The department is housed in modern facilities equipped with up-to-date instrumentation. Cal Poly has direct access to the ocean through the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. Cal Poly's geographical setting offers local opportunities for studying both coastal and estuarine ecosystems.

Student Support: Students majoring in Biological Sciences are eligible for several departmental awards and scholarships. Contact the Cal Poly Financial Aid Office for application information.

Program Point of Contact: Maddie Nix


Department: Biological Sciences Department

Institution address: California Polytechnic State University
                             San Luis Obispo,CA 93407

Phone: 805.756.2788


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