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Biology Major (B.S.) - Marine Biology Emphasis

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost $2780 per semester (LDS students)/$5560 per semester (non-LDS students)

The biology major provides a rigorous research-based education for students, with a basic foundation in the life sciences. Special emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful research in areas such as anatomy, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, evolution, natural history, and marine biology. This major seeks to prepare students for professional careers in teaching, government service, industry, research, and medical professions.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the beautiful island of Oahu, our Marine biology program offers an opportunity for students to study marine organisms, their behaviors, and their interactions in their natural habitats at different scenic beaches on the island.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

The application process varies for domestic and international students. Information about the application procedure can be found here.

Grant opportunities

Information about financial aid while attending Brigham Young University can be found here.


Requirements for application for both international and domestic prospective students can be found on the the application portal here.

ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Ocean Literacy
Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology