Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Science degree program provides coursework and a curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire an undergraduate degree that will prepare them for a career addressing marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach.

The program takes advantage of SSU’s location on a salt marsh by incorporating field and laboratory opportunities into courses. SSU is the only instructional unit in the University System of Georgia with direct ocean access and marine laboratory facilities.

There have been more than 100 graduates of the program since it was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in 1979 and there are more than 70 students currently enrolled in the program. Facilities include a 6,000-square-foot instructional wet-laboratory facility, dock, boats (up to 35-foot twin diesel) all of which are on campus providing exceptional capabilities for hands-on marine science instruction.