Ave Maria University
Building upon the foundation of our Biology major, our Marine Biology program will give you a broad education to prepare you for a future in marine biology, ecology or graduate studies. Dive deeper into your passion and study ocean environments and the organisms that live in them. Discover how the entire ecosystem cooperates following God’s design.
Careers: Field/Laboratory careers, Marine Biology, Graduate Studies, Government Service
There are few places in the world that offer more diverse aquatic ecosystems to discover than right here in southwest Florida. From working in the lab to diving off the coast, you’ll have extraordinary opportunities for hands-on analysis and observation. You’ll get out to explore, learn, study and practice the fundamentals of scientific inquiry. What are you waiting for?
Fast Fact: Our Marine Biology students have a unique opportunity to explore some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, including the Everglades, Big Cypress Swamp and the Florida Keys.
The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason and in its ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7130
Education: B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Biology, University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617
Education: B.S., Marine Science & Biology, University of Miami; Ph.D., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
Office: Henkels 2053
Phone: (239) 304-7132
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Henkels 2021
Phone: (239) 304-7366
Education: M.S., Pharmacy, Comenius University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Dakota
Office: Henkels 3028
Phone: (239) 280-2418
Education: B.S., Biology Millersville University; Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky
Office: Henkels 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433
Students will comprehend some of the significant problems related to human impact on the Marine environment.
Learn about the Environmental Science Major
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The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.