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Explore UNH Day: Marine Biology

The University of New Haven provides a unique on-campus visit opportunity for students interested in our Marine Biology program.  Recognizing that the solutions to the ever-increasing threats to the world’s oceans and coastlines lie in highly trained and knowledgeable scientists and policy makers, Marine Biology occupies a prominent position here at the University of New Haven.  


All Explore UNH Days for Marine Biology have concluded for 2014.  Please consider attending one of our Marine Biology Enhanced Visits.


Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

10:30 a.m. 

Welcome and Admissions Overview

11:00 a.m. 

Introduction to Marine Biology

  • Meet with program director Dr. Carmela Cuomo

  • Meet with current UNH Marine Biology students

  • Box Lunch and leave for Bradley Point in West Haven (students and parents will be bussed to the Savin Rock Conference Center)

12:00 p.m.

Explore Marine Biology

  • Faculty Stations include:

-          Dr. Carmela Cuomo- Water Chemistry

-          Gail Hartnett- Invertebrates

-          John Kelly- Seining

-          Amy Carlile- Algae

-          Roman Zajac- Marsh Beach Profiling

2:30 p.m.

Return to campus

  • Meet additional Marine Biology faculty members

  • Overview of student research projects

3:15 p.m

Choose any of all of the following:

  • Optional Campus tours

  • Meet with members of the admissions staff

**Dress warmly and bring rain gear in the event of rain (waders will be provided)**


If you have any questions or require further information, please email Monique Bolt at You may also call her at 203.823.7805.


Internship Opportunities

  • Norwalk Maritime Center
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
  • Schooner, Inc.
  • Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
  • Sound School

Specialized Areas of Study

  • Aquaculture
  • Coastal Resource Management
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marine Pollution
  • Marine Journalism
  • Marine Education
  • Marine Policy
  • Marine Technology
  • Marine Forensics
  • Urban Estuarine Studies
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See how our first-year marine biology students get hands-on experience in Long Island Sound.


  1. Questions?

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 203.932.7319 or email us at
  2. Why Marine Biology at UNH?

    Marine Biology is a diverse field that provides needed scientific and technical information to a broad spectrum of government agencies, academic and research institutions, environmental and conservation organizations, industries, and companies. Our program emphasizes hands-on learning, and all of the laboratory courses have a field component.  In addition to first-year field courses, students immediately have the opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects and are encourages to participate in at least one internship.