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Earth's water resources are in increasingly high demand - and so are aquatic scientists. Gannon's freshwater and marine biology program will immerse you in the wonders of aquatic life, prepare you to solve diverse environmental problems, sustain marine life, and obtain careers in freshwater or marine ecosystems. Delve into exciting careers in aquatic ecology, microbiology, field ecology, fisheries biology, environmental analyst and more.
Gain real-world knowledge through key freshwater and marine biology courses including:
Limnology: Study the biota of fresh waters through modern limnological techniques with emphasis on Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay.
Tropical Marine Biology: Study abroad in the Bahamas to explore ecological systems including coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, tidal pools and inland habitats.
Biology Research I and II: Design and facilitate a facultysupervised research project that will prepare you for realworld opportunities.
Students will experience a high-quality scientific education and undergraduate research that will enable success in the rigors of graduate school or a future career. Students in Gannon's freshwater and marine biology program can:
“I got into this program because I come from an island, so I hold water very deeply in my heart. Learning about streams, rivers and lakes has been something incredible.”
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
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Melanie Gustafson-RopskiAssociate ProfessorDirector
He LiuAssociate ProfessorChairperson
Gregory AndrasoProfessorAssociate Director
Quyen AohAssociate Professor
Prasad DalviAssistant Professor
Christopher DempseyAssociate ProfessorDrctr, Freshwater & Marine B
Renee ForadoriAssistant Professor
Matthew GacuraAssistant Professor
Michelle KunsAssistant Professor
Russell MintonAssociate Professor
Gary VanderlaanAssistant Professor
Karen BruceAdjunct Lecturer
Lori ColemanAdjunct Lecturer
Sara HesterAdjunct Lecturer
Christopher JohnsAdjunct Lecturer
Steven MauroAdjunct Lecturer
Julie ProkopchakAdjunct Lecturer
John RawaAdjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Rula-MonnieAdjunct Lecturer