Marine Sciences Curriculum

Curricular Requirements

Curricular Requirements for track in Marine Biology or track in Oceanography 

  Credits
CAS Core Requirements 42-43
  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 266/266L - Oceanography I: Biological & Geological 4
MAR 268/268L - Oceanography II: Physical & Chemical 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 266/266L - Oceanography I: Biological & Geological Oceanography 4
MAR 268/268L - Oceanography II: Physical & Chemical 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 - 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

Secondary Education Certification

The department offers Marine Sciences majors the opportunity to select all of the EDU secondary education certification courses (listed below) as their electives in order to become middle or high school teachers (grades 7 - 12) in the area of life science. While providing a solid foundation in the biological sciences, this program includes extensive coursework in education, which, when combined with the secondary teaching internship, will result in State of Maine teacher certification upon completion of the degree program. This program is approved by the State of Maine Board of Education.

  Credits
Education Courses  
EDU 105 - Exploring Teaching 3
EDU 133 - American Education 3
EDU 202 - Curriculum Theory and Design 3
EDU 220 - Exceptionality in the Classroom 3
EDU 330 - Educational Psychology and Classroom Management 3
EDU 430 - Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDU 437 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science 3
EDU 486 - Secondary Education Practicum 3 - 4
EDU 492 - Secondary Internship 15
EDU 346 - Technology in the Secondary Classroom
(Part of the internship semester)
1
   
Education Minimum Required Total Credits 40 - 41

See Education Department for more details.