Coastal and Marine Environmental Science

The Coastal and Marine Environmental Science major curriculum will train students to work in the interdisciplinary field of coastal and marine environmental science. Students will learn and have experiences in the physical, chemical, geological, and life sciences, with a focus on the coastal and marine environment, and the role of humans within these environments. Graduates may pursue graduate education, as well as careers in environmental consulting, fisheries, aquaculture, policy, and public education.

The following sequence of courses will be taken by candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Coastal and Marine Environmental Science:

2020/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Coastal Marine and Environmental Science

Major Requirements

Credits : 122.00 Min  |  125.00 Max
2.000 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 17.00 Min  |  17.00 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
Total : 17.00
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
First Year Sem2 Swim PE
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE102 Basic Water Skills  (Optional) 0.50
PE103 Skin & Scuba Diving  (Optional) 1.00
PE113 Lifeguard Training  (Optional) 1.00
PE114 Ocean Survival  (Optional) 0.50
PE123 Water Polo  (Optional) 0.50
Total : 3.50
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 11.00 Min  |  11.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EN202 Introduction to Sustainability 3.00
HC220 Humanities I 3.00
OS002 OS Seminar II 1.00
OS204 Physical Geology 4.00
Total : 11.00
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 : 5 Min  |  5 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
Total : 17.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 16.00 Min  |  16.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI201 Ecology 4.00
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 : 16.00
Junior Sem1 PE Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course  (Optional)
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GE221 Geographic Information Science 4.00
OS005 OS Seminar V 1.00
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 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 : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 11.00 Min  |  11.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC230 Humanities II 3.00
OS006 OS Seminar VI 1.00
OS321 Coastal Resource MGMT 3.00
OS401 Research Project 4.00
Total : 11.00
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 Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  6.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any 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 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