How long do you have to go to college to become a Marine biologist?

I plan to become one : )

Asked By: - 9/4/2008
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You will need to get at least a Master's degree, so you'll be looking at a minimum of 6 years (4 years for your bachelor's and 2 for the Master's). With a Master's degree you can work for private consulting firms and work your way up their corporate ladder and become a project manager. You could also work for a State... More
Answered By: crappiefishergirl - 9/4/2008
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Marine biology is primarily an academic career, there are almost no employment opportunities in the private sector. You will need to get a PhD in marine biology to have any hope of gainful employment. After you graduate from college you will spend at least 4 years and probably more like 6 years in graduate school... More
Answered By: milton b - 9/4/2008
I thought I'd put a bit of an input from across the pond. I have just graduated with a degree in marine biology and already have taken part in a number of jobs doing different things from deep sea research to fisheries research. over here an undergraduate degree is 3 or 4 years a masters is 1 year and a PhD is no more... More
Answered By: Debbie C - 9/4/2008
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