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Q & A: Becoming a Marine Biologist

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
I have always wanted to become marine biologist.. How do I do it? and When do I start?
- Andre
I found this website that might help you:

We are ourselves not Academic advisors. But the way to go to become a marine biologist is to find a college with a strong biology or chemistry program. You should major in Biology or Chemistry as an undergraduate, maybe doing your undergraduate research in marine biology. Then, you can apply to go to graduate school and earn a Masters or PhD in Marine Biology, so that you can find a job in that field.

I would suggest talking to your school counselor to find the best route for you, though.


From my memory of marine biologists in San Diego around 1975, majoring in biology would be a better preparation than majoring in chemistry. Maybe things have changed.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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