Marine Entrepreneurship

Our 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 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, while the internship and experiential research requirements ensure that you have the tools you need for a successful career.

Collaborations between UNE and other institutions, organizations and individuals will increase the breadth of student opportunities, and discussions are underway with more than 20 companies and organizations to open collaboration avenues. 

Students presenting Makerspace projects


Visit the Undergraduate Catalog to learn more about the curriculum, prerequisite requirements, and standards for the B.S. in Marine Entrepreneurship.


Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of  participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements. 

Career Paths

A degree in Marine Entrepreneurship prepares you for a broad range of career possibilities, in fields such as ecotourism, fisheries and agriculture, sustainable business, environmental and marine law, marine policy and government. 

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