About this Program

The Marine Biology Concentration Program for undergraduate students within the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University is more than just a collection of courses. It is an integrated program that not only enhances academic preparation in marine biology, but also provides opportunities for the development of technical skills, research experience, internships, social and outreach activities, and study abroad and study away (off-campus, within the US) programs in marine biology.

Program Highlights

  • Study Abroad Maymester course on "Scientific Diving & Research" in Belize

  • Fall semester "study away" program at a marine laboratory in the Florida Keys

  • Marine biology related undergraduate research and internship opportunities

  • Participation in the Marine Biology Student Association

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Marine Biology
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Marine Biology at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Marine Biology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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