Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography
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- Program Overview
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- High School Prerequisites
- Continuing Your Education
This program provides students with the academic
background and the applied skills required for employment as research
assistants and technicians in a variety of aquatic and nvironmental
fields. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on laboratory and field procedures
commonly used by professionals working for companies and organizations
involved in aquatic research and ecosystem management. Special attention is given to the collecting
and identifying a diversity of marine organisms, performing oceanographic
sampling procedures aboard our own research vessel, service learning
experiences in the southern Maine community, plus microbiology and
chemistry laboratory techniques.
Many graduates of SMCC's Applied Marine Biology
and Oceanography program have found employment with public and private
marine biology laboratories, state and federal marine resource agencies,
state and federal environmental protection agencies, environmental consulting
firms, and water districts and pollution control facilities.
Graduates who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree, can benefit from our articulation
agreements with several schools like the University of Maine, the University
of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy. These agreements allow
students to transfer all or nearly all of their credits toward four-year
degrees in Biology or Marine Biology.
High School Prerequisites
College Prep Chemistry
College Prep Biology
Continuing Your Education
Graduates of our Applied Marine Biology and Oceanography
program who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree can benefit from an
agreement with the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine,
the University of Maine Machias and the University of New England. These
agreements and past practice allow students to transfer all or nearly
all of their credits toward four year degrees in Marine Biology, Biology,
or Marine Resources Management.
A formal "2+2" articulation agreement
has recently been completed with the
Baccalaureate Degree program in Ocean Science at Maine Maritime Academy.
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