How to become a marine biologist

Take lots of science classes in high school, including biology, chemistry, physics and advanced mathematics. Become as computer literate as possible. Maintain a high grade point average. Ask your high school guidance counselor to help you get a list of colleges that are known for their marine biology programs.

Passo 1

Take lots of science classes in high school, including biology, chemistry, physics and advanced mathematics. Become as computer literate as possible.

Passo 2

Maintain a high grade point average.

Passo 3

Ask your high school guidance counselor to help you get a list of colleges that are known for their marine biology programs. (Try Marine Biology Web at life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html.)

Passo 4

Send for college catalogs and applications well before your senior year. Make certain you meet the requirements before you apply for admission.

Passo 5

Choose your college carefully, especially if you have a particular emphasis you would like to study. However, realize that your undergraduate studies will be mostly biological science courses that are meant to prepare you for your advanced degree.

Passo 6

Apply for summer internships in your area of interest.

Passo 7

Decide on your eventual specialty in marine biology before you begin to apply to graduate schools for your master's degree. It is pointless to apply to a school where your desired concentration does not currently exist.

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