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Aquatic Biology

Aquatic biology is a scientific discipline that investigates all life forms that inhabit oceans and freshwater. Continue reading to learn about degree programs in this field and discover how you can prepare for a career working in aquatic biology.

Inside Aquatic Biology

Aquatic biology is the study of living organisms in both saltwater and freshwater. The field of aquatic biology is deeply based in math and science.

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Potential aquatic biologists may start their careers by enrolling in a pre-biology major. For the first two years of their bachelor's degree, students take courses in physics, math, chemistry and biology and complete labs. In their sophomore year, they may start studying for their bachelor's degree in aquatic biology. A program may consider freshwater systems or both freshwater and marine systems. In addition, concentrations, such as aquatic systems, fisheries biology or wetlands ecology, may be available. Here are some examples of degree programs related to this field.

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