University of Mobile Marine Science Program Ranked a Top 20 Value in Nation

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile’s Bachelor of Science in Marine Science has been named a Top 20 Value in the nation for 2020.

College Values Online ranked the University of Mobile’s bachelor’s degree in marine science as 12th in the top 20 list of 85 colleges and universities listed by the Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) College Navigator as offering a marine science undergraduate degree. Programs were ranked on affordability, regional accreditation, and school or program ranking with a major publication like U.S. News and World Report.

UM offers a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science through its College of Arts and Sciences. Although most coursework can be completed on campus, students spend at least two summers studying at the nearby Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Students have extensive field experiences in nearby estuaries, salt marshes and sandy beaches.

The University of Mobile ranks with U.S. News and World Report as the 11th best regional college in the South and 25thbest value school.

College Values Online ranks schools and programs, highlights features of the college experience, and provides career information from the angle of value in order to propel students toward the completion of a degree that is truly worth the investment, according to the website at

For information about the Bachelor of Science in Marine Science at the University of Mobile, visit the website at or contact Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.