Marine Biology at ECIM
The UC Marine Biology program aspires to train biologists specialized in the study of marine organisms and their environment at a high scientific level, with a wide sense enquiry and criticism, highly competent in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and experimental results, and who are committed to the resolution of the main current biological, social, and economic problems related to the oceans. In that context, the marine biology track prepares students for the academic and professional fields, with a series of general and specialized undergraduate courses. The Marine Biology degree looks to motivate and communicate the essential elements that enable young graduates to address major challenges imposed by conflicting multiple uses of the marine system, the conservation of biodiversity and essential roles of these ecosystems for the country and humanity. It also aims to train professionals that can participate in decision-making, display innovative leadership and management skills in different areas of the public and private sectors, as it relates to the sustainable use of marine resources. A description of the marine biology track can be found here.
The marine biology degree stems in part from the desire to take advantage of the access to the coastal marine ecosystem provided by ECIM in Chile’s central coast, as well as its infrastructure and teaching laboratories for experimental research in costal oceanography, ecology and biology of marine organisms. Thus, an important number of courses in key areas of marine biology (see description of these course here) are offered at ECIM, which include educational activities of varying complexity and duration (one to 15 days). ECIM is also a fundamental location for students of the major to complete research seminars and professional internships. There exists different instances for our students to conducts studies at ECIM:
For more information about the marine biology degree and application procedures, visit the following website: http://biologia.uc.cl/es/pregrado/carrera-de-biologia-marina