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Undergraduate Students

Welcome to Our Undergraduate Program

We offer a major in Ocean Science, a Marine Biology Area-of-Emphasis for students majoring in Biology, Double Dawgs BS/MS and Marine Sciences related Undergraduate Certificates.

Student studying fish at night
Students participate in a Field Study Course on Sapelo Island


The interdisciplinary nature of the Marine Science curriculum will prepare students to analyze critically such contemporary issues as environmental change, human impacts on the ocean, and biodiversity.


Program Information and Resources

Degrees and Programs 
Detailed information about undergraduate degree, certificates and programs.

Faculty research interests range from the ecology of bacteria and phytoplankton, to inorganic and organic biogeochemistry, to ecosystem dynamics modeling and ocean acoustics.

Undergraduate Courses & Course Schedules 
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules. 

Double Dawgs  
Did you know you may be able to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in Marine Sciences in five years? And benefit from mentoring with full-time faculty? 

Undergraduate Certificate 
Learn more about Undergraduate Certificates related to Marine Sciences.

Study Away Opportunities
Participate in research at UGA's renowned Marine Institute on Sapelo Island or spend a semester a semester at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on a Field Study Program.  

Research Opportunities 
Learn more about the many research opportunities for undergraduates within the department.

Access syllabi for current and past Marine Sciences' courses.

Contacts for Undergraduate advisement 

Learn more about careers in Marine Sciences.

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.