BSc - Marine Biology

California State University, Long Beach
United States
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
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Entry Requirements

All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a minimum score (Paper: 500, iBT: 61) unless the applicant:

  • has proof of at least three years attendance at a secondary level educational institution in a country where English was the principal language of instruction.* CSULB interprets "where English was the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the native language (the daily medium of communication of the majority of residents is English), and that the students receive academic instruction in all subjects (except foreign language courses) at all levels of education in English, or
  • completed at least 60 transferable units from accredited U.S. community colleges and/or universities and earned a grade of A, B, or C in English 100 or its equivalent*, or
  • successfully completed Level 4 of CSULB's American Language Institute's Intensive English Language Program.*
  • presents a minimum score of 6.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • presents a minimum score of 43 on the Pearson Test of English.
  • presents a minimum score of Pre-1 on the EIkEN Test.


  • Intro to Marine Biology
  • Intro to Evolution and Diversity
  • Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Intro  to Ecology & Physiology
  • Biostatistics
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Mechanics and heat
  • Survey of Calculus
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Lab in Comparative Animal Physiology
  • General Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • General Genetics
  • Ichthyology
  • Phycology
  • Seminars
  • Marine Mammalogy
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Fisheries Ecology and Conversation
  • Fish Physiology and Endocrinology
  • Wetlands and mangrove Ecology
  • Research in Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Ecology of Marine Communities
  • Field Methods in Ecology
  • Computer Modeling in Biology
  • Aquatic Toxicology
  • Geographic Information Science for Natural Sciences
  • Physical and Chemical Oceanography
  • Oceanography Lab & Ocean Studies
  • General Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Survey of Calculus 
  • Calculus
  • Selected Topics in Biology
  • Undergraduate Directed Research

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