The Marine Biology option in the Biology major is designed to give students a strong background in the biology of marine organisms and their habitats. The core biological sciences background of the Biology major is coupled with field and laboratory course work in marine biology, ecology, conservation, and oceanography. The option emphasizes research and includes experiential courses completed in residence at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Additional research or internship experience is strongly recommended for Marine Biology option students, and three credits can be applied to the option electives. The Marine Biology option provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in marine biology and ecology. For more information, contact Integrative Biology advisors.