Wittenberg offers a variety of opportunities for marine science on campus, as well as exciting field opportunities at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina, and the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas.
At Wittenberg, we teach marine science in a liberal arts context. In addition to studying marine science, you will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively about a wide variety of subjects. A broad background in the foundational sciences is best for pursuing advanced study or work in the marine sciences. Graduate programs regularly tell us that they prefer to work with our students because they have a clear understanding of basic concepts and can think critically and write well.
Our students conduct marine-related research projects on campus, in field programs and during internships at marine laboratories around the world. Many students publish their results and present their findings at conferences.
Our graduates have found exciting and fulfilling jobs at aquariums and marine laboratories around the country, and have pursued graduate degrees in marine science at top universities.
Marine Science in the News:
2018 Senior Salute: Hedda Samuelson: Biology Major and Marine Science Minor Shares Her Wittenberg Experience (May 4, 2018)
Living the Dream: Erin Hord '17 Pursues Passion with Pacific Whale Foundation (published May 16, 2018)
Beyond the Classroom: Wittenberg's Extensive Options for Scientific Field Work Embody University's Active and Engaged Learning Environment (published April 26, 2018)
Blogging in the Bahamas: Students and Faculty Share Field Study Experience in the Tropics (published June 1, 2016)
Studying The Sea In The Bahamas: Some Things You Can't Learn in a Classroom (published May 31, 2016)