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School of Marine Programs

School Overview

A career in the marine sciences starts with an education that puts you in the water. The UNE School of Marine Programs offers 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 you don't just learn marine science — you do marine science.

Degree Programs




Headshot of Charles Tilburg

The Marine Programs at the University of New England offer the students a world-class education combined with access to all types of experiences. From studying sharks in the Gulf of Maine to helping oyster farmers design better farming techniques to assisting organizations in adapting our nation’s environmental laws, our students apply their knowledge to real-world problems.”
—Dr. Charles Tilburg, director

One-of-a-kind Location

As a student in our School of Marine Programs, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.

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