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New Major in Marine Biology

Explore the diversity of marine life in the field, lab, and classroom. Focus your college education with our innovative academic programs.


New Marine Biology Major
Starting Autumn 2018

Find out more about the newest major at the UW College of the Environment

Student Spotlights

Hi everybody! I’m Amanda Gardiner, a junior here at UW pursuing a BS in Biochemistry and Biological Oceanography with minors in Marine Biology and Paleobiology, along with a BA in English – Creative Writing Emphasis. All of these academics mean that my summers are normally filled with classes. This past summer I discovered my new favorite classroom: Cape Town, South Africa!

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Hatchery Operations Coordinator, Sound Salmon Solutions (Edmonds, WA)

Assists with planning and coordinating salmon rearing, facility maintenance, volunteers, and administrative tasks associated educational salmon micro-hatchery operations located in Edmonds WA. This is a part-time hourly seasonal position that runs Dec 1-Jun 30. Variable hours, 10-20 hours/week.

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Oct 15, 2018 | Job

SAFS Seminar: Kate Stafford, Scientific serendipity—unveiling the acoustic behavior of bowhead whales

Join us for this week’s SAFS seminar on Thursday, 10/18 at 4:00 PM in FSH 102: Kate Stafford Senior Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington Scientific serendipity—unveiling the acoustic behavior of bowhead whales SAFS Seminars Every autumn, the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences hosts a weekly Seminar series on Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the FSH 102 Auditorium.

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Oct 15, 2018 | Events

Supervisory Marine Biologist Positions, City of San Diego Public Utilities Department (San Diego, CA)

The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department is looking to fill one to three (1-3) permanent Marine Biologist III (MB-III) positions in its Marine Biology & Ocean Operations Section (Marine Biology Lab) over the next few months. The application period for these positions is scheduled for October 5–15, 2018. Interested parties should visit the City’s job website ( during this time period for information and requirements, and to submit their materials via the City’s online application process.

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Oct 11, 2018 | Job

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Study at Friday Harbor Laboratories

Find out more about Friday Harbor Laboratories, one of the best places in the world to study marine biology, in the scenic San Juan Islands.

Marine Biology Adviser Joe Kobayashi

Contact the Adviser

Joe Kobayashi, Marine Biology Academic Adviser
Fishery Sciences 116 | (206) 543-7426 |

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