The Department of Marine and Environmental Science
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.
Summer Bridge Program
Hampton University Marine and Environmental Science
Summer Bridge Program (July 10-28th, 2023)
We are seeking applications for HU MES Summer Bridge field and lab project studying the health of estuaries in the Hampton River.
- Application deadline April 30, Decisions by May 15, 2023
- Local Juniors/Seniors High School students; Limited to a total 10 participants; $1,000 stipend upon successful participation; HU scholarships available for BS program in MES/BIO
- Field work, research cruise, oyster restorations, bacterial culture and
- Kayaking with Shored Up
- Professional development, and college preparation
Department of Marine
and Environmental Science
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Dr. Deidre M. Gibson