Marine Biology Mission Statement

This major prepares students for graduate school in marine biology or to work as a marine biologist. Opportunities include research in aquaculture, biodiversity, ecology, education, fisheries, pathology, invertebrate zoology, mammalogy, and toxicology. Combined with a basic back ground in general biology, marine biology is essential for continued monitoring of marine organisms and environment for recreation, biodiversity, and food production. All marine biology courses are taken in the summer at the Gulf Coast Research Lab at Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The course work credit is given by The University of Southern Mississippi and transferred to Central Methodist upon completion of each summer's work. The student has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree or a Bachelor of Arts Degree.