Subject: Re: My future

Peter Scheifele (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 11:10:08 -0500

At 10:44 AM 1/24/99 EST, you wrote:
>Hello Gentlemen
>My name is Maurice Kahlil Robins and I am 22yrs old.  I want to get my degree
>in Marine Biology, but now I'm in the military.  So could you tell me some
>good schools in North Carolina particaly around the Fort Bragg area. Also
>could you tell  me the requirements that I need to study because I am very
>fascinated on the ocean and the stars.
>Thank You

Dear Maurice

        University of North Carolina at Wilmington  (UNCW) is a good place
to begin.  They have an Undersea Research Center there and a curriculum in
place.  You'd have to get a catalogue or speak to someone there as to
requirements as each university is different.  In general, you'll need 4
semesters of math, 2 of chemistry, 2 of physics and lots of biology.  I
would caution you AGAINST seeking an undergraduate degree in marine biology
(if one is even offered) but to seek a degree in biology then go to grad
school for the specialty.  Good luck!

Peter M. Scheifele
Bioacoustics Research
Marine Operations Manager
Education Programs Director
National Undersea Research Center
North Atlantic and Great Lakes

Peter M. Scheifele
Senior Bioacoustician
University of Rhode Island
Department of Ocean Engineering
Bioacoustics Research

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