Dual Admission Program Application and Deadlines

  • Winter 2017: November 1, 2016
  • Fall 2017 : February 1, 2017

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Marine Biology Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission – Marine Biology

Bachelor's Degree and Master of Science Marine Biology Degree

A dual admission program in marine biology is available for freshmen and transfer students. Students will complete the bachelor's degree and a non-thesis master's degree in marine biology in a six-year period. A master's degree that includes a research thesis may take longer to complete.

Students in this program are guaranteed placement at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography once required standards have been met.  Students will complete a minimum of 120 credits in any undergraduate major. After 45 credits of graduate work, the student will earn a master’s degree in marine biology. In addition, outstanding students will have the opportunity to conduct independent research either at the Oceanographic Center or at field locations throughout Florida.

The undergraduate marine biology major is a rigorous science major designed to prepare students for graduate study in ocean science or marine biology. The curriculum consists of courses in physical and life sciences and is taught by research faculty in the Halmos College. This will fully prepare the undergraduate for the graduate curriculum, supplementing and enhancing the experience.

To apply for Dual Admission, download the Shark Preview Premier Programs application form here: Shark Preview Premier Programs

Degrees:  Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
 Master of Science in Marine Biology
Years to Complete 4+2 years/6 years (non-thesis)
Preadmission Interview Yes

Winter 2017: November 1, 2016

Fall 2017 : February 1, 2017

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
High School GPA 3.4 weighted
Freshman: ACT/SAT 25 composite ACT or 1200 total SAT. For ACT or SAT attempts prior to March 2016, a composite ACT of 24 or total SAT score of 1100 is acceptable.
Transfer: College GPA 3.0
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.
Cumulative GPA 3.0
Science GPA 3.0
Minimum Grade in Prerequisite Course C+
Graduate Application Yes
Letters of Recommendation 3
Degree Required Yes

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the receiving college.