Dual Admission Program Application and Deadlines

  • Winter 2016 : November 1, 2015
  • Fall 2016 : January 1, 2016

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Nova Southeastern University
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

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.

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Degrees:  Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
 Master of Science in Marine Biology
Years to Complete 4+2 years/6 years (non-thesis)
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Freshman: ACT/SAT/GPA 24/1100/3.4
Transfer: College GPA 3.0
Letters of Recommendation Two
Freshman: Science Teacher and Counselor
Transfer: Any College Professors
Preadmission Interview Yes
Deadline For Winter 2016 : November 1, 2015
For Fall 2016 : January 1, 2016
College Requirements to Enter Graduate Program
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.
Cumulative GPA 3.2
Science GPA 3.2
Marine Biology GPA 3.2
Minimum Grade in Prerequisite Course C+
Test Score GRE exam, with a minimum score greter than the 50th percentile.
Graduate Application Yes
Letters of Recommendation 3
Degree Required Yes

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