Marine biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the marine environment. Although part of a broader field called Marine Science, most marine biologists specialize in one area of biology, such as zoology (the study of animals), botany (the study of plants) or microbiology (the study of microscopic marine organisms). Courses and experiences at Daytona State College Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies are designed so that students become acquainted with basic scientific concepts through classroom and hands-on exploration of natural environments while using state-of-the art equipment.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Geoscientists (geologists and marine scientists) with a bachelor’s degree is projected to grow 14% nationally and 21.7% for the State of Florida, from 2016 to 2026.
Florida Universities offering a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology include: