Marine Sciences

Dive into an Immersive Learning Experience

A career in the marine sciences starts with an education that puts you in the water. The UNE Department of Marine Sciences offers students constant hands-on interaction in a variety of marine environments and state-of-the-art research facilities. All of our programs emphasize the importance of internships, field research and experiential learning, so our students don't just learn marine science — they do marine science.


Prepare for a Variety of Potential Career Paths

MS Careers

The U.S. Department of Labor expects employment in environmental and marine fields to continue to rise, providing a wide range of career opportunities for marine science graduates.

Marine Science Careers

Choose from Multiple Degree Tracks

MS facilities

Our academic programs are designed  to suit a variety of needs in the growing marine economy, with specialties ranging from research and coastal management to aquaculture and marine business.

Undergraduate programs

Access State-of-the-Art Facilities

MS facilities

With our coastal location, you're never far from the water — and that's not to mention the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center, our fleet of research vessels and our own private island. 

Explore our facilities

Apply Your Marine Science Smarts 

Students weighing fish

Our Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences (CEMS) is a hub where research, academics, business and policy converge. Visit the CEMS site to learn about our research projects and partnerships.

Visit CEMS Website


 Maine and UNE have all of the elements in place to do globally important work – not just in research, but in training the next generation of students and scholars to attack some of the daunting ocean problems we’re facing. 
—Barry Costa-Pierce, Department of Marine Sciences Chair

Read an interview with Costa-Pierce on UNE's approach to marine sciences, where we aim to educate our students to create the next generation of marine science jobs.


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