We have some of the best research and classroom facilities in the nation for the study of marine sciences and ocean studies. Our Biddeford Campus presents learning spaces and natural resources that attract and inspire students and faculty with an interest in the natural world. In addition to the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center and Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, we offer extensive computer resources, lab and classroom facilities.

A female student in the U N E Marine Science Center lifts a specemin from a tank

Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center

Located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford Campus, our Marine Science Center is a university-wide Center of Excellence in the Marine Sciences. It serves as an incubator for forward-looking academic, research and partnership programs.

Our flowing seawater labs hold a wide array of live animals for direct student and faculty education and research. You work with sharks, sturgeon, skates and a wide range of aquarium species on a daily basis.

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The brick exterior of Morgane Hall

Peter and Cécile Morgane Hall

Peter and Cécile Morgane Hall is an academic science building that houses two classrooms, undergraduate teaching lab space, and offices. Lab space in this 25,800-square-foot brick building includes two biology labs, two chemistry labs, two physics labs, one biochemistry lab, one genetics lab, and several small research labs with associated prep rooms. These labs are equipped with computer simulators for in-depth study of physical and biological concepts. In addition to realistic models, the biology lab has microscopes and dissection capabilities for anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology courses.

The lawn outside and entrance to the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences

Harold Alfond Center for the Health Sciences

The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences is a modern laboratory and educational facility located in the center of our Biddeford Campus. This three-story building houses labs and lecture halls, placing UNE at the forefront of U.S. health and life sciences education. The Center's well-designed instructional and research lab for organic chemistry is unequaled as an undergraduate teaching facility. Its gross anatomy lab is used by medical, health professions and athletic training students, and its fresh tissue lab is one of the most advanced facilities in the world.

Other Alfond Center facilities include:

  • developmental biology / genetics lab
  • general biology labs
  • indoor-access greenhouse
  • instrumental analysis lab
  • general chemistry labs
  • quantitative analysis lab
  • organic chemistry lab with 24 individual student hoods