Marine Sciences Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
 

CREDITS

CAS Core Requirements

42-46

  Credits
Marine Biology Track Curriculum 32 - 36
MAR 105/105L - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106/106L - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
MAR 250/250L - Marine Biology 4
MAR 270/270L - 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

MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences

AND

MAT 190 - Calculus I

7

CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I

AND

CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II

8

CHE 210/210L - Organic Chemistry I

AND

CHE 211/211L - Organic Chemistry II

OR

CHE 210/210L/210S - Organic Chemistry I

AND

CHE 310/310L - Fundamentals of Biochemistry

9-10

PHY 110 - General Physics I w/Lab

AND

PHY 111 - General Physics II w/Lab

8
Program Track Subtotal 64-69
Open Electives (as needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
  Credits
Oceanography Track Curriculum  26
MAR 105/105L - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106/106L - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
MAR 250/250L - Marine Biology 4
MAR 270/270L - 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

MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences

AND

MAT 190 - Calculus I

AND

MAT 195 - Calculus II

11
MAT 225 - Computer Programming with MAT LAB 3

CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I

AND

CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II

8

CHE 210/210L/210S - Organic Chemistry I

AND

CHE 211/211L/211S - Organic Chemistry II

OR

CHE 210/210L/210S - Organic Chemistry I

AND

CHE 310/310L - Fundamentals of Biochemistry

9-10

PHY 110 - General Physics I w/Lab

AND

PHY 111 - General Physics II w/Lab

8
Program Track Subtotal 65-66
Open Electives (as needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
Area Courses Credits
Organismal Biology Area  
BIO 204/204L - Parasitology 4
BIO 319/319L - Ornithology 4
BIO 232/232L - Microbiology 4

BIO 234/234L - Environmental Microbiology

4
MAR 320/320L - Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO 330/330L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
MAR 331/331L - Biology of Fishes   4
MAR 355/355L - Biology of Marine Mammals 4
MAR 375/375L - Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays 4

MAR 442 - Aquatic Invasive Species 

3

MAR 252 - Natural History of Marine Mammals

3

MAR 451/451L - Natural History and Evolution of Galapagos Fauna

4

BIO 421/421L - Marine Biology Topics: Coral Reefs

4

MAR 312/312L - Plankton 4
Process Area  
BIO 333 - Evolution 3
MAR 335/335L - Animal/Behavioral Ecology 4
BIO 350/350L - Ecology 4
MAR 350/350L - Marine Ecology 4

MAR 432/432L - Fisheries Biology 

4

MAR 428 - Marine Conservation

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

BIO 340 - Embryology

4

BIO 345/345L - Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology II 5
BIO 404/404S - Neuroscience 4
BIO/MAR 421/421L - Physiological Ecology of Fishes 4
MAR 326 - Experimental Animal Physiology 3
Cell and Molecular Area  

BIO 200/200L/200S - Genetics

5

BIO 205/205L - Fish Genetics

4
BIO 207/207L - 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.

 

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.

https://www.une.edu/cas/programs/pre-health-graduate-school-preparation-tracks-non-degree