BS in Marine Biology

Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Master's Degree
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Full-time, Part-time
4 years
January May August December
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Entry Requirements

Academic transcript(s)

  • Unofficial transcripts can be accepted for admissions purposes, however official transcripts must be received prior to a student's registration for classes.
  • Submitted both in the native language and in an official English language translation.
  • At least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (approximately 65%) in their secondary (senior or high school) education.

English Language Requirement

One of the following requirements:

  • Complete at least two (2) years of non-ESL coursework at a secondary (high) school in which the primary language of instruction is English;
  • Complete at least one (1) year of in-person, non-ESL coursework at an accredited college or university in a program in which the primary language of instruction is English;
  • Achieve a final grade of "C" or better in an in-person course equivalent to HPU's WRI 1100, at an accredited college or university;
  • Enroll in an ELS program and complete Level 112;
  • Earn a minimum score or meet a country-specific requirement as stated below.*
    • TOEFL (IBT): 80  
    • TOEFL (PBT): 550 
    • TOEFL (CBT): 213 
    • IELTS: 6.0 Band  
    • STEP EIKEN: Pre 1  
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 
    • SAT (Critical Reading + Critical Writing): 800 


  • General Biology I and II
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Oceanographic Field Techniques
  • General Oceanography I and II
  • Marine Vertebrate Zoology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry 
  • Ecology 
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology

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