LONDON — Marine science courses are expected to be on track for 2020 to meet the 2020 target of at least 30,000 graduates by 2020, according to a new report.
The International Marine Biology Association (IMBA) released the report Friday, which showed that Marine Science Degree (MS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees were on track.IMBA President John MacGregor said: “Our data shows that, for the second year in a row, the number of graduates in marine science has risen by 20,000, which means that the number is on track.”
The IMBA released its annual Marine Science Trends report on Tuesday, which predicts that by 2020 there will be nearly 33,000 MS and BS graduates.
The study also found that marine science graduates are more likely to pursue a bachelor of science (BS).
It said that graduates who choose the BS are almost twice as likely to continue their studies after graduation.
The IMBA has a Marine Science Research Council.