Hampton University : School of Science : Marine & Environmental Science
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School of Science - Marine Science
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School of Science - Marine Science
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Marine and Environmental Sciences
3 Shore Rd
Hampton University
Hampton VA, 23668

Department Chair:
Dr. Deidre M. Gibson

The Department of Marine and Environmental Science

Department Profile

The Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) is proud to foster the top marine focused undergraduate program in the country among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our department prepares students to pursue diverse career paths in the fields of marine biology, oceanography, environmental law, environmental protection and consulting. Our former students currently hold positions in government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and the industry.

The Bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Science is inherently interdisciplinary, so our curriculum is designed to integrate core concepts across General Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We believe that active engagement in research provides the best platform for the development of critical thinking, quantitative and writing skills. Therefore, as a requirement for graduation, all students enrolled in our program have to complete a senior research thesis working with a faculty advisor. Upon graduation, our majors are highly qualified to enter graduate schools in areas of oceanography, marine science, and environmental science.