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Marine Entrepreneurship

Madeline CoxOur new B.S. in Marine Entrepreneurship (MARE) is a unique major combining study in business and marine science. Whether you are interested in starting a marine business, leading a marine organization or pursuing a career in marine environmental management, marine area conservation, marine tourism, marine policy, fisheries, aquaculture or a related field, our vast marine and coastal resources, experiential programs and internship opportunities will help you reach your full potential.

The scenic shores of coastal Maine — including UNE’s 1 mile of coastline and an island just off our shores — provide an ideal environment for you to learn and explore. Your experiences are grounded in a curriculum that provides a sound base of knowledge in business management, economics and marine science. The internship and experiential research requirements ensure that you have the tools you need for a successful career.

Collaborations between the University of New England and other institutions, organizations and individuals will increase the breadth of student opportunities. To date, discussions have been held with more than 20 companies and organizations to open collaboration avenues for students.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum.

For more information contact:

Dr. Michael Daley, Associate Professor
(207) 602-2592

Dr. Barry Costa-Pierce, Chair of the Marine Science Department
(207) 602-2440

Green Learning Community

Green Learning Community students kayakingFirst-year Business, Communications, Sport and Recreation Management and Marine Entrepreneurship majors are able to participate on a competitive basis in the Green Learning Community (GLC). The GLC is an intentional community of professors and first-year students dedicated to studying human relations to the environment through many ways of knowing. You will study environmental issues through the integrated lenses of biology, literature, environmental studies and economics.

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