Statement of Purpose
of Purpose for Admission to the Marine Biology Major
Please write an essay no more than two pages long that includes
answers to the following questions:
Why do you want to major in marine biology?
sort of career or advanced education are you considering after
you have obtained your degree?
if anything, do you think marine biology might contribute to
society and to the solution of world problems?
there particular areas of marine biology that you find especially
Please send your essay to MARB Admissions Committee, Oregon
Institute of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 5389, Charleston OR 97420
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission screening by the OIMB faculty takes place each term.
The postmark deadline for applications is Feb 1 for spring-term
admission, April 1 for summer term, August 1 for fall term,
and Nov 1 for winter term. Students will be notified of their
acceptance to the major no more than 2 weeks after applications