Occidental’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean offers you a living laboratory for studying 海洋生物学.

As a biology major who declares a concentration in 海洋生物学, you’ll participate in a distinguished scientific program that dates back more than a century. For the four upper-level courses you’ll need to take in addition to satisfying all the requirements for the biology major, you’ll have access to a 研究 collection with more than half a million specimens of fish and marine 无脊椎动物. 在课堂之外, 海洋生物学 students spend up to 100 days a year on one of the College’s four 研究 vessels; you can take Oxy’s certified 研究 dive course and carry out your 研究 underwater.

You can serve as a 研究 assistant for Oxy’s Vantuna研究小组, which has been monitoring and 研究ing the marine environment of Southern and Baja California since 1966. Past students have spent semesters abroad studying in Australia, 新西兰, 加拉帕戈斯群岛, and in other locations adjacent to the South Pacific, 地中海和加勒比海. Our 海洋生物学 program is part of the Southern California Marine Institute, a consortium of 23 local colleges, universities and organizations that pool their resources to promote the study of the near shore environment.

Your 海洋生物学 training will put you in an excellent position to enroll in top graduate programs, including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Hawai’i Manoa. You might also pursue a career in biotechnology, 环境科学, 教学, 水族馆科学, 研究, 商业渔业管理, and federal and state marine wildlife programs.