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California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Marine Biology and Conservation

This degree program offers students a broad education in biology -- from molecules to ecosystems. It prepares students for the biomedical fields, for teaching, for certification as an Associate Ecologist, Fisheries Biologist, or Associate Wildlife Biologist. The B.S. in Biological Science degree gives students technical competency in a number of concentrations and is an excellent base for graduate school studies Field and Wildlife biologists understand and study the factors that affect the distribution and abundance of terrestrial plants and animals. This concentration prepares students for advanced training or professional employment in public or private agencies concerned with marine sciences, freshwater ecology, fisheries biology, fisheries management, or related fields. By selecting the appropriate electives, students in this concentration can graduate well prepared to apply for professional certification as a Fisheries Biologist by the American Fisheries Society. While at Cal Poly, students in the concentration can participate in a wide variety of faculty-led research projects through the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences and the SLOSEA initiative. Research include industry-sponsored projects seeking to determine biologically friendly boat coatings that will still repel marine creatures and grant-funded projects including studies of the local fish populations and their numbers,  invasive species in local oceans, coastal current monitoring, and more.

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