Catalog 2021-2022

Marine Science–Biology Major

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Science-Biology provides students with a selection of courses needed to prepare for a career in the marine and biological sciences or for further study in graduate or professional programs. This highly specialized curriculum includes extensive requirements in marine science, biology, chemistry and physics in order to maximize the future scientific opportunities available to students.

 *Marine science may not be taken as a single major because of its highly specialized nature.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for a B.S. in marine science-biology:

Biology Core Curriculum

25

Total Credit Hours:25

Ecology requirement (choose one)

MAR 222Marine Ecology

4

BIO 212Ecology

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Cellular/physiological requirement (choose one from Category I)

BIO Category I course

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Organismal invertebrate requirement (choose one)

BIO 224Invertebrate Zoology

4

MAR 226Marine Invertebrate Zoology

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Organismal vertebrate requirement (choose one)

BIO 225Vertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 250Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Organismal botany requirement

MAR 327Marine Botany

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Oceanography/marine science electives (choose 2)

MAR 200Introduction to Marine Science

3

MAR 201Origins & Evolution of the Marine Environment

4

MAR 301Physical Oceanography

4

MAR 310Biological Oceanography

4

CHE 315Chemical Oceanography

3

Total Credit Hours:6-8
Note: MAR 200 is a pre or co-requisite for MAR 201 and a pre-requisite MAR 222, MAR 226, MAR 310, MAR 327 and CHE 315.

Major Electives (choose 2)

Electives above BIO 199, ENS 200 or MAR 200

Total Credit Hours:8

Collateral and prerequisite courses required for a B.S. in marine science-biology:

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

PHY 200General Physics I

4

PHY 201General Physics II

4

or

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

The following number of credit hours is required in each of the three course areas for the Bachelor or Science in marine science-biology degree.


Credit hour summary for B.S. in Marine Science-Biology Degree:

 Biology Core Curriculum  25
 Major Courses  34-36
 Collateral Courses  16
 Total Credit hours for Major  75-77