Marine Science at Kutztown
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Now, as a Biologist at the Mote Marine Laboratory, I still use many of the skills I learned from my experiences at CBFS and KU. The integrated program and emphasis on research and real experiences were not only what drew me to the marine science program and Kutztown University but were also what have allowed me to be successful working in my field. I am proud of my degree and hope that future generations of students can continue to enjoy and learn their education in the same way I did.Melissa Bernhard, Class of 2012
Marine Biology Beach Cleanup
Community involvement and outreach
Presenting research at a professional science conference
Sorting through the catch
Hands-on and feet wet!
Measuring our catch
It was this big!
Dr. Wendy Ryan
Dr. Adrienne Oakley
Introduction to Oceanography
Wallops Island Beach, NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Cutting Sediment Cores
Coastal Marine Geology Research
Trawling for Benthic Organisms
Marine Geology at the CBFS
Better than the classroom!
Water Quality Measurements
Another floating classroom!
Netting Critters on the Shore
Marine biology in action!
The Lab at CBFS
A whole world in a drop of water.
Experiencing coastal flooding!
Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve
Experiencing coastal erosion!
Swan Cove Pool, CNWR
Studying the movement of barrier islands!
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Hands-on, feet-wet education at its best!
Join our Nationally ranked program
#1 – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Bachelor’s in Marine Science: Oceanography