Coastal and Marine Environmental Science/Small Vessel Operations (dual major)

The Coastal and Marine Environmental Science/Small Vessel Operations dual major allows the student to complete all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Coastal and Marine Environmental Science and 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 coastal and marine environmental science field and may need the capability to operate small vessels.

The following sequence of courses will be taken by candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Coastal and Marine Environmental Science/Small Vessel Operations dual major.

2020/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Coastal Marine & Env Sci / Small Vessel Ops

Major Requirements

Credits : 163.00 Min  |  166.00 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 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
OS000 OS Seminar O 0.00
OS101 Int. to Oceanography and Env. 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
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 Max Credits : 13.50 Min  |  13.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EN202 Introduction to Sustainability 3.00
HC220 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
USCG1 USCG Fire Fighting 0.00
Total : 13.50
Soph Sem1 Hum-SS Elect
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
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 Max Credits : 17.00 Min  |  17.00 Max
Course Name Credits
OS003 OS Seminar III 1.00
OS203 Design & Applied Stat In Science 4.00
OS212 Chemical Oceanography 4.00
OS225 Land-Margin Ecosystems 4.00
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
USCG3 Lifeboat Exam 0.00
Total : 17.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 18.00 Min  |  18.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI201 Ecology 4.00
NS103 Introduction to Vessel Operations 2.00
OC210 Physical Oceanography 4.00
OS004 OS Seminar IV 1.00
OS230 Intro. to Global Environmental Change 3.00
PS301 Technical Physics III 4.00
Total : 18.00
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 11.00 Min  |  11.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GE221 Geographic Information Science 4.00
NS241 Seamanship 2.00
OS005 OS Seminar V 1.00
OS400 Prep for Research in Marine Science 4.00
Total : 11.00
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 Hum-SS
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 Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 17.00 Min  |  17.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC230 Humanities II 3.00
NS132 Small Craft Technology 3.00
NS135 Small Craft Construction 3.00
OS006 OS Seminar VI 1.00
OS321 Coastal Resource MGMT 3.00
OS401 Research Project 4.00
Total : 17.00
Senior Sem2 Dept Elective
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  8.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI% Any BI Course
OS% Any OS Course
Senior Sem2 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 Free Elective
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  6.00 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