4 years
Jan May Aug Dec
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 88,640
Foreign students
USD 88,640
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

A Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from HPU provides the skills and strong academic foundation that can lead to a variety of career options. Students are prepared for positions in marine and aquatic science careers as field and data technicians in research laboratories and government agencies, aquarists or outreach/education specialists in aquariums and zoos, or for a myriad of other positions in aquaculture, fisheries science, environmental analysis, marine policy, and many others. Students who aim to become leaders in marine biology, or ultimately direct their own research, will have the necessary background to pursue a master or doctoral degree in their chosen field. HPU even offers a Master of Science in Marine Science program for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree.

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