Marine Science / Small Vessel Operations (dual major)

The Marine Science/Small Vessel Operations dual major allows the student to complete all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and the requirements for an Associate of Science degree in Small Vessel Operations, as well as a USCG license as mate of vessels not more than 200 gross tons, Near Coastal (200 miles offshore). This program may be completed in 5 years and is designed for students who plan to work in the marine science field and may need the capability to operate small vessels.

The following table outlines the normal sequence of courses taken by students majoring in Marine Science/Small Vessel Operations dual major.

2018/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Marine Science / Small Vessel Operations (dual major)

Major Requirements

Credits : 160.00 Min  |  169.00 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 17.50 Min  |  17.50 Max
Course Name Credits
BI101 General Biology I 4.00
CH210 Chemistry I 4.00
FY100 First Year Experience 1.00
MS101 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.00
OS101 Intro to Marine Science 4.00
PE114 Ocean Survival 0.50
Total : 17.50
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 16.00 Min  |  16.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI102 General Biology II 4.00
CH220 Chemistry II 4.00
HC111 Composition 3.00
MS150 Calculus I 4.00
OS001 OS Seminar I 1.00
Total : 16.00
Sophomore Semester 1 A
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI220 Marine Botany 4.00
CH310 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4.00
Total : 8.00
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 Max Credits : 14.50 Min  |  14.50 Max
Course Name Credits
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science 2.00
OS002 OS Seminar II 1.00
OS204 Physical Geology 4.00
PE100 Basic Sailing 0.50
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG1 USCG Fire Fighting 0.00
Total : 14.50
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 Max Credits : 14.00 Min  |  14.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS241 Seamanship 2.00
OC210 Physical Oceanography 4.00
OS003 OS Seminar III 1.00
OS211 Marine Geology 3.00
OS212 Marine Geochemistry 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
USCG3 Lifeboat Exam 0.00
Total : 14.00
Soph Sem2 HMSS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 10.00 Min  |  10.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS103 Introduction to Vessel Operations 2.00
OS004 OS Seminar IV 1.00
OS213 Biological Oceanography 3.00
PS301 Technical Physics III 4.00
Total : 10.00
Junior Sem1 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI% Any BI Course
OS% Any OS Course
Junior Sem1 Hum-SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
OS005 Seminar V 1.00
OS203 Design & Applied Stat In Science 4.00
OS400 Prep for Research in Marine Science 4.00
Total : 9.00
Junior Sem2 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI% Any BI Course
OS% Any OS Course
Junior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Senior Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 14.00 Min  |  14.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
NS132 Small Craft Technology 3.00
NS135 Small Craft Construction 3.00
OS006 OS Seminar VI 1.00
OS401 Research Project 4.00
Total : 14.00
Senior Sem1 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI% Any BI Course
OS% Any OS Course
Senior Sem1 Hum-SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Senior Sem2 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI% Any BI Course
GE221 Geographic Information Science 4.00
OS% Any OS Course
Total : 4.00
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Senior Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO223 SVO/VOT Cooperative Work Exp I 3.00
Total : 3.00
Fifth Year Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 10.00 Min  |  10.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS122 Cargo I 3.00
NS232 Marine Systems 3.00
NS271 Terrestrial Navigation I 3.00
NS272 Terrestrial Navigation Lab 1.00
Total : 10.00
Fifth Year Sem1 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS% Any NS Course
Fifth Year Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 13.00 Min  |  13.00 Max
Course Name Credits
NS221 Meteorology 3.00
NS262 Navigation Rules 3.00
NS292 Electronic Navigation 3.00
NS293 Electronic Navigation Lab 1.00
NS298 Topics in Small Vessel Operations 2.00
NS299 200 Ton License Seminar 1.00
Total : 13.00