What subjects are needed for marine biology?

Marine biology is a multidisciplinary field that draws on knowledge from various scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and environmental science. Some of the specific subjects that are typically studied in a marine biology program include:

  • Marine ecology: the study of how living organisms interact with each other and their environment in marine ecosystems
  • Marine organisms: the study of the diversity and biology of marine plants and animals
  • Oceanography: the study of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the ocean
  • Marine conservation: the study of the management and protection of marine resources
  • Marine chemistry: the study of the chemical processes and substances in the ocean
  • Marine geology: the study of the geology of the ocean floor and coastal regions
  • Marine policy and management: the study of the legal and policy frameworks for managing and protecting marine resources.

Additionally, marine biology programs may also include courses in mathematical modeling, statistics, and computer science to help students analyze data and develop models to understand marine systems.

Also, students may have to take courses in general biology, chemistry, physics, and math as prerequisites.