Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Marine Science/Biology

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

or

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

or

MAT 170Precalculus

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

or

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

MAT 260Calculus I

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

BIO 300General Genetics

4

or

BIO 320Molecular Genetics

4

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

MAR 200Introduction to Marine Science

3

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAR 222Marine Ecology

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

PHY 200General Physics I

4

or

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

Organismal biology course (Category II)

4

General Elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

PHY 201General Physics II

4

or

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

Organismal biology course (Category II)

4

MAR 150Physical Geology (laboratory included)

4

or

MAR 301Physical Oceanography

4

or

CHE 180Environmental Chemistry

3

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

MAR 327Marine Botany

4

BIO Biology elective

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

BIO 410Senior Seminar

1

BIO Biology elective

4

Cellular biology/physiological course (Category I)

3-4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:12-13