College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences
Marine Biology Programs

Welcome to the Marine Biology Program at the University of the Virgin Islands! We are proud to offer a flexible and rigorous program of study in marine biology here in St. Thomas, where the tropical Caribbean Sea is our laboratory.

The University of the Virgin Islands offers two undergraduate degrees in Marine Biology. As the program develops, specialized field courses in chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology and marine instrumentation will be added. It is anticipated that the growing recognition for marine technicians will result in expanded career opportunities for those who complete the undergraduate program. Students in this program also will be prepared for graduate work.


Planned Course Offerings

Course Fall Even Spring Odd Fall Odd Spring Even Summer
MSC 111 Diving I X X X X
BIO 141 Gen Bio I X X X X
ENV 200 Env Sci X
MBI 220 Marine Invert X      
BIO 245 Genetics X   X  
BIO 339 Vert Structure X      
BIO 349 Aquatic Plants X      
BIO 360 Cell Molec X   X  
ENV 365 Topics Env Sci X
BIO/MBI 365 Jr Sem X  X X (X)
BIO/MBI 497 Sr sem X    X  
MBI 222 Ich     X  
BIO 361 Bioinformatics X
BIO 370 Evolution     X  
BIO/MBI 430 Coral reef      X  
BIO/MBI 465/466 Selected topic     X X
BIO/MBI 495/496 Research/internship X X X X X
BIO 497 Sr sem     X  
BIO 142 Gen Bio II   X   X X
MSC 211 Diving II   X   X
BIO 223 Ecology   X   X
BIO 295 Responsible Conduct  X X  X X
BIO 342 An Phys   X   X
BIO 350 Terrestrial Plants   X    
BIO 355 Micro   X    
BIO/MBI 498 Sr Sem   X   X
MBI 424 Marine Eco   X    
MSC 239 Oceanog       X
BIO 352 Plant Phys       X