As the home of the one of the largest reefs in the world, and a rich marine life, I am sure some of you will be interested in studying Marine Biology. In this post, there will be highlights of academic and technical routes that can help kickstart your future in this career.
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Academic Routes
Technical Routes

Academic Routes

Secondary and Post Secondary Education

The general requirements/qualifications needed to excel to undergraduate in the Caribbean are:

Five CXC (CSEC & CAPE) OR iGCSE & GCE Subjects. Picking science subjects like Biology and Chemistry are essential for good background knowledge.

If an institution does not have any of these listed when searching what is required, search for equivalencies through their admissions page or contact them directly for more information.

Higher Education
St George’s University (Grenada)

At St. George’s, their Biology Degrees caters to giving you a solid fundamental foundation for the biology based degrees. With a first year core in foundational science and math classes, it prepares you for and in- depth and specialized study, also with the intent to develop research skills and laboratory techniques for your chosen careers within this field.

Marine, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (BSc) – The provided course allows you to pursue careers in vietanary medicine, animal husbandry, or conservation. This course also provides you with the option of internship within field, which is a great opportunity to embark on.

For entry requirements click here.

University of the Virgin Islands

Marine Biology (BSc/BA): This degree allows you to develop skills within the field with the intention to offer you the opportunity to participate in internships and research whether it is at a local or national level. As and institution, their goal is to ensure that you can problem solve through scientific approaches and understand and analyse modern biological research.

For entry requirements click here.

University of the West Indies

Marine Biology (BSc): At the MONA and Cave Hill campuses, this degree is created with the intention to introduce the habitats involved in the marine environment, identify organisms, examine conservation measures and much more. For your development focus has been put strategically on researching, interpretation of management frameworks, and focus on how to act on effects within marine life.

For entry requirements click here.


Postgraduate
University of the Virgin Islands

MSc Marine and Environmental Science: This course provides you with training and skills that will help you to plan, conduct and evaluate research in marine and environmental science.

For entry requirements click here.

Technical Routes

Volunteering
Volunteer with Turks and Caicos Reef Fund

TC Reef will be more than happy to welcome you as volunteer in the preservation and care of the coral reefs surrounding our borders. You will be able to help them with activities such as nursery monitoring and boat mooring replacement.

To get involved, click here for the form.

TC Reef also works with student groups. If you are a student and want to get involved, email info@tcreef.org or call or text 649-347-8455.

Internships
Marine Biology Internships

Women in Ocean Science provides a list of internships within this field. Some of the internships reside in Bermuda, Bimini, Bahamas and Puerto Rico just to name a few. The internships listed cater to students and their development while studying, which poses as a great opportunity for you if you will be or if you are already studying Marine Biology.

For more information on the internships, click the link and find which one would be suitable for you.

Posted by:Charmony A. Hislop

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