It honors me to welcome and encourage you to join the department of marine biology at the faculty of marine sciences in Aqaba. The department is one of the first academic centers in these disciplines in the country. A team of talented teachers, trained in different areas of marine biology constitute the department of marine biology. Our department has all the essential infrastructure for teaching, training and research in the basic and applied frontiers of these disciplines. The facilities include a well-maintained laboratories and highly sophisticated analytical equipments.
The present condition of having low student-to-professor ratio provides undergraduate with unique opportunities to participate in world-class topics targeting a variety of marine related concerns. The department consists of 5 full time professors whose research interests include molecular biology, taxonomy, physiology, aquaculture and ecology of marine flora and fauna. Students are receiving extensive exposure and invaluable training in the conservation and management of Aqaba Gulf ecosystems through intensive field work in coral reefs, seagrass meadows, rocky intertidal zones and coastal waters. It is expected therefore that graduates find employment with country agencies, private industries, environmental consulting firms, biomedical laboratories and secondary school systems. Many graduates will be able to enter professional schools in veterinary medicine and environmental law while others undertake postgraduate studies in the biological and ecological sciences.