Top Marine Sciences All Programs - 2021

For all the 275 degrees awarded in Marine Sciences per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 275 students graduating with degrees in the US, 59% percent identify as women and 41% percent identify as men. While students at schools all over the country study Marine Sciences, California has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Marine Sciences is $47,533.

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See where Marine Sciences is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Marine Sciences

If you’re interested in Marine Sciences, then you should consider these top colleges, including California State University-Monterey Bay, the University of Maine and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. California State University-Monterey Bay is our top ranked institution for a degree in Marine Sciences with 70 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Marine Sciences Majors

For Marine Sciences majors, some of the most in demand careers include Postsecondary Teachers, All Other, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health and Natural Sciences Managers. Not only that, Marine Sciences graduates may find a top paying job, such as Natural Sciences Managers or Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists.

Top Paying Careers for Marine Sciences

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $129,100)
  2. Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists   (Median Wage: $109,910)
  3. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers   (Median Wage: $92,040)
  4. Molecular and Cellular Biologists   (Median Wage: $82,220)
  5. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health   (Median Wage: $71,360)
  6. Postsecondary Teachers, All Other   (Median Wage: $68,970)
  7. Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists   (Median Wage: $63,270)
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