CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42–46
Marine Biology Track Curriculum Credits
MAR 105/105L - Intro to Ecol/Evol of Marine Organisms 4
MAR 106/106L - Intro 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 course 3–4
Process course 3–4
Physiological course 3–4
Cellular and Molecular course 3–4
MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series 1
MAR 400 - Level course 3
Marine Electives 8
Program Required Cognate Courses 23
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
PHY 110 - General Physics I w/Lab and PHY 111 - General Physics II w/Lab 8
Program Track Subtotal 63–67
Open Electives (as needed to reach 120 credits) Variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120
Oceanography Track Curriculum Credits
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
Total 26
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

Organismal Biology Area 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 451/451L - Natural History and Evolution of Galapagos Fauna 4
BIO 421/421L - 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 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 Credits
BIO 322 - Comparative Animal Physiology 3
BIO/MAR 421/421L - Physiological Ecology of Fishes 4
MAR 326 - Experimental Animal Physiology 3
Cell and Molecular Area Credits
BIO 205/205L - Fish Genetics 4
MAR 220/220L - Cellular and Molecular Approaches in Marine Science 4
Marine Electives (for a minimum of 8 credits) Credits
Any MAR course at the 200 level or above 3–4
Any MAF course 3
Any Chemistry course at the 200 level or above 3–5
Any AQS course 3–4
Any GIS course 3–4
BIO 205/205L Fish Genetics 4
BIO 421/421L Marine Biology Topics: Coral Reefs 4

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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