Human impacts on the environment are at the forefront of scientific, cultural, and political discourse. The separate biological and physical sciences are now becoming integrated in order to address the complexity of local, regional, and global environmental issues. The B.S in Marine & Environmental Sciences (MES) provides you with both integration and specialization, addressing these challenges and participating in ground-breaking research.
Every sector of the job market wants college graduates who can think critically, solve problems and develop new ideas. Building on Foundational Studies, you grow these skills through the MES Major Studies which include an Integrated Core and prepare you for the interdisciplinary nature of marine and environmental sciences. You are encouraged to distinguish your degree by completing one or more MES concentrations as your Self-Determined Studies. Concentrations include Marine Biology, Earth & Climate Science, Ecology, Fisheries Ecology, Aquarium & Husbandry Science, and Applied Math.
MES graduates are prepared with knowledge, skills, and methodologies for graduate study. They are also prepared to enter professional careers with private consulting firms, non-govermental organizations and public agencies at the state and federal levels.
As a graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with demonstrated achievement in APU’s Essential Competencies: Effective Communication; Critical Thinking; Cultural & Historical Perspective; Scientific Inquiry; and Ethical Engagement.