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The Corning School of Ocean Studies offers dynamic majors in Marine Biology and Marine Science.

No need for a semester-at-sea here, ...our oceanside campus and waterfront facilities are second to none and the ideal location for your comprehensive science education.

Whether it's aboard our research vessel Friendship, in our waterfront classroom and wet labs, or receiving your SCUBA certification, you will develop an awareness of the ocean environment and of human impact on the ocean's ecosystems.

One-of-a-kind  opportunity for our Marine Biology/Marine Science students!
MMA offers the only program of its type in the U.S. ... a five-year dual degree program joining Marine Biology or Marine Science and Small Vessel Operations. This popular offering  combines your passion for science and love of vessels, navigation and boat handling. Graduates will receive a Bachelor's and Associates degree as well as qualify for the U.S.C.G. 200-ton Mate license. This license allows you to be the operator of vessels up to about 150 feet in length! This includes research vessels, ferries, whale watch excursion boats, and many more. Add to your employment resume.

Regimental participation is not required for Marine Biology/ Marine Science majors.

Want the option to be an educator?

In agreement with the University of Maine, Marine Biology and Marine Science majors have an opportunity to receive a Maine Secondary Education Teaching Certification for the sciences. This new development addresses:

  • college students rising interest in becoming educators, and
  • a severe shortage of qualified science/math teachers.
Marine Biology students from CT and VT can take advantage of the New England Regional Student Program discount pricing.

Marine Science students from CT, MA, NH, and VT receive the New England Regional Student Program discount price advantage as well.

Graduates are employed in all areas of research, resource management, aquaculture, oceanography, vessel operations or in other areas of the ocean sciences, and pursue more advanced degrees, as well.
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