Undergraduate Programs

Student researchers drag a large white net in the Saco RiverOur undergraduate programs in the marine sciences examine the biology, physics, chemistry and geology of the world’s oceans. Your exploration begins on the shores of Biddeford Pool, where our campus protrudes into the converging waters of the Saco River and Atlantic Ocean. 

This ideal location affords rich opportunities to study marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats throughout the academic year. Meanwhile, our Global Education Program offers faculty-led trips to places like Belize, where you snorkel in beautiful lagoons and study coral reefs, and the Galapagos Islands, where you observe blue-footed boobies, Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions and Antarctic penguins. 

While not in the field, you study and work in our breathtaking Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center, conducting research and learning in our flow-through seawater teaching labs. 

Our undergraduate program offers: 

We also offer minors in Marine Sciences, Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs.