Marine & Environmental Science - Special Programs

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Presently, our instructional program is targeted at the undergraduate level, however, a graduate program, granting a M.S. concentration in Environmental Science, is also available through the Department of Biological Sciences . Funding for graduate and undergraduate research is available via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC), which has continuously supported our Department for the past 16 years. Awards have exceeded $2M; and these funds can be applied by students for stipends and participation in NOAA science symposiums. Importantly, students at MES are offered opportunities to present their research at the annual conference of Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) by applying to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Multicultural Program (ASLOMP In addition to the NOAA/LMRCSC and ASLOMP programs, our faculty members actively recruit students to participate in their funded research projects in collaboration with several institutions such as:

  • Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Virginia Tech)
  • Virginian Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
  • Institute of Marine Technology (IMET)
  • Virginia Aquarium
  • NOAA science centers