CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42–46
Marine Biology Track Curriculum Credits
MAR 105/105L - Introduction to Ecol/Evol of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106/106L - Introduction to Cell/Molec of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 250/250L - Marine Biology 4
MAR 270/270L - Oceanography 4
Total 40–44
Area Courses Credits
Organismal Area Course 3–4
Process Area Course 3–4
Physiological Area Course 3–4
Cellular and Molecular Area Course 3–4
Marine Science Electives 8
Program Required Cognate Courses 23
CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I 4
CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II 4
MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series 1
MAR 400 - Level course 3
MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences and MAT 190 - Calculus I 3
PHY 110 - General Physics I w/Lab 4
PHY 111 - General Physics II w/Lab 4
Program Track Subtotal 63–67
Open Electives (as needed to reach 120 credits) Variable
Minimum Required Credits 120

OCEANOGRAPHY TRACK

Oceanography Track Required Courses Credits
CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I 4
CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II 4
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
MAR 105/105L - Introduction to Ecol/Evol of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106/106L - Introduction to Cell/Molec of Marine Organisms 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
MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences 3
MAT 190 - Calculus I 4
MAT 195 - Calculus II 4
MAT 225 - Computer Programming with MAT LAB 3
PHY 110 - General Physics I w/Lab 4
PHY 111 - General Physics II w/Lab 4
Program Required Cognate Courses 39–40
Program Track Subtotal 65–66
Open Electives (as needed to reach 120 credits) Variable
Total Minimum Required Credits 120

Area Courses

Organismal Biology Area Courses Credits
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 376 - Biology of Sharks, Skates and Rays 3
MAR 452/452L - Natural History and Evolution of Galapagos Fauna 4
BIO 422/422L - Marine Biology Topics: Coral Reefs 4
MAR 312/312L - Plankton 4
BIO 222/222L - Techniques in Finfish and Shellfish Culture 4
BIO 223/223L - Health, Nutrition, and Feeding of Cultured Organism 4
Process Area Courses Credits
MAR 335/335L - Animal/Behavioral Ecology 4
MAR 350/350L - Marine Ecology 4
MAR 432/432L - Fisheries Biology 4
MAR 428 - Marine Conservation 3
Physiology Area Courses Credits
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology 3
BIO/MAR 421/421L - Physiological Ecology of Fishes 4
MAR 380 - Experimental Animal Physiology 4
Cell and Molecular Area Courses Credits
BIO 205/205L - Fish Genetics 4
MAR 220/220L - Cellular and Molecular Approaches in Marine Science 4

Electives

Marine Elective Options Credits
Any MAR course (200 level or above) 3–4
Any MAF course 3
Any Chemistry course (200 level or above) 3–5
Any AQS course 3–4
Any GIS course 3–4
BIO 205/205L - Fish Genetics 4
BIO 422/422L - Marine Biology Topics: Coral Reefs 4
Total Minimum Required Credits 8

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.

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