Marine Sciences Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
 

CREDITS

CAS Core Requirements

42-46

  Credits
Marine Biology Track Curriculum 32 - 36
MAR 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
MAR 250 - Marine Biology 4
MAR 270 - Oceanography 4
Area Courses (see below)  
Organismal course 3-4
Process course 3-4
Physiological course 3-4
Cellular & Molecular course 3-4
MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series 1
MAR 400-Level course 3
Program Required Cognate Courses  32 - 33
Calculus I & Statistics for Life Sciences 7
Introduction to Chemistry I & II 8
Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry I and Biochemistry 9-10
Physics I & II 8
Program Track Subtotal 64-69
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
  Credits
Oceanography Track Curriculum  26
MAR 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
MAR 250 - Marine Biology 4
MAR 270 - Oceanography 4
MAR 366 - Advanced Oceanography I: Biological & Geological Oceanography 3
MAR 368 - Advanced Oceanography II: Physical & Chemical Oceanography 3
MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series 1
MAR 400-level course 3
Program Required Cognate Courses  39 - 40
Calculus I & II and Statistics for Life Sciences 11
Computer Programming 3
Introduction to Chemistry I & II 8
Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry I and Biochemistry 9-10
Physics I & II 8
Program Track Subtotal 65-66
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
Area Courses Credits
Organismal Biology Area  
BIO 204 - Parasitology 4
BIO 319 - Ornithology 4
BIO 232 - Microbiology 4
BIO 234 - Environmental Microbiology 4
MAR 320 - Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 330 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
MAR 331 - Biology of Fishes   4
MAR 355 - Biology of Marine Mammals 4
MAR 375 - Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays 4

MAR 442 - Aquatic Invasive Species 

3
Process Area  
BIO 333 - Evolution 3
MAR 335 - Animal/Behavioral Ecology 4
BIO 350 - Ecology 4
MAR 350 - Marine Ecology 4

MAR 432 - Fisheries Biology 

4
Physiology Area  
BIO 203 - Histology 4
BIO 208 - Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 209 or 209G - Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 245 - Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology I 4
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology 3

BIO 340 - Embryology

4

BIO 345 - Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology II 5
BIO 404 - Neuroscience 4
BIO/MAR 421 - Physiological Ecology of Fishes 4
MAR 326 - Experimental Animal Physiology 3
Cell and Molecular Area  
BIO 200 - Genetics 5
BIO 207 - Organismal Genetics 4
BIO 365 - Immunology 3
BIO 370 - Cell and Molecular Biology 3

 

Students wishing to pursue teacher certification in Life Science can complete a double major with Marine Science and Secondary Education OR a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Marine Science.  For more Information, see the Secondary Education catalog page.

 

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of C- must be achieved in all science and mathematics courses used toward graduation in any of the programs in the Department of Marine Science. A 2.00 cumulative average in sciences is a requirement for graduation in any of the programs in the Department of Marine Science.

PROGRAM COMPLETION TIMELINE

Students have a maximum of seven years to complete the graduation requirements.