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The Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources offers three kinds of degree programs: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctoral degree. The undergraduate program trains students from basic sciences to advanced technologies regarding to marine resources for reserving and managing the resources to be used sustainably. The curriculums focus mainly on biotechnology, marine biology, natural products, and chemistry, integrating with sciences related to invertebrates, planktons, physiology and physical and geological oceanography. Not only the lecture classes, the Department also offer training on laboratory skill. There are 16 laboratory courses covering biology, chemistry and many oceanography areas, building up the bridge between theories and applications. As such, students are able to learn the variety of experimental skills to extend their future careers.
   
The Department has established the Master and Doctoral programs since past 30 years, incubating specialists in marine biotechnology and natural products, as well as a breadth of marine resources. Students graduated from this Department currently serve in academics, industries, government, and non-profit organizations. The graduate programs are at large divided into three groups:
(1) Marine Biotechnology Division develops the applications of marine microbiology, biotechnology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, and bioreactor design;
(2) Marine Ecology Division studies planktons, marine primary productivity assessment, aquaculture, ichthyology, aquatic ecotoxicology, and physiological ecology.
(3) Marine Nature Products and Chemistry Division investigates chemistry of natural products, organic synthesis methods, marine organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, water quality analysis, instrumental analysis, chemical structures and bio-activity.