Coastal Biology Flagship Program Mission

The Biology Department has always been committed to excellence in the classroom, the lab, and in the field. By creating a focused program in coastal biology, additional opportunities to provide our students with excellent learning experiences will develop. A number of proposed collaborations have been motivated by our move towards a coastal emphasis. This in turn provides unique, Transformational Learning Opportunities for our students, as championed by President Delaney.


New undergraduate and graduate emphases in coastal biology will be offered to Biology Majors, which will provide our graduates with a unique competitive edge in related jobs and graduate programs, and an increased awareness of the need for stewardship of coastal ecosystems.  Never has coastal biology been more relevant than in this time and at this place.