Study marine biology at the College and enjoy the luxury of a second campus located just across Charleston Harbor.
Located in historic Fort Johnson, the George D. Grice Marine Laboratory features classrooms, research labs, an aquarium, a marine science library and a collection of more than 1,300 species of marine invertebrates and fish.
Boats are available for research trips along the nearby waterways and beaches, and a collection of marine life experts are within easy reach as the more than 455 marine biology undergraduate and graduate students at Grice Marine Lab study and work alongside students from the Medical University of South Carolina and scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
These experts conduct regular marine science seminars on Friday afternoons, and the lab's molecular core facility offers DNA sequencing services for serious researchers.
Among other marine sciences, the Grice Marine Laboratory supports teaching and research in evolutionary biology, marine biogeography, cellular and molecular biology, benthic ecology, immunology, microbial ecology, phytoplankton ecology, environmental physiology, fish systematics and invertebrate zoology.