Marine Science

The Marine Science major prepares students in the field of marine science, with an emphasis on problem solving and decision making in an ocean setting. This broad-based marine science curriculum encompasses the study of chemistry, biology, physics, geology, writing and communications, computer science, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Graduates of the program may pursue employment in the various fields of ocean sciences (resource management, aquaculture, research, environmental protection, science education, or oceanography) or graduate education.

Notes:

  • First Year Spring: Each first-year student must pass one of PE102, PE103, PE113 or PE114.

The sequence of courses shown below will be taken by candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. Some Marine Science courses are only offered in alternate years. Curricula for students entering in an even is shown below.

2018/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Marine Science

Major Requirements

Credits : 122.00 Min  |  126.00 Max
2.000 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 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
OS101 Intro to Marine 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
Sophomore Semester 1 A
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 4.00 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 : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 14.00 Min  |  14.00 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
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
Total : 14.00
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 12.00 Min  |  12.00 Max
Course Name Credits
OC210 Physical Oceanography 4.00
OS003 OS Seminar III 1.00
OS211 Marine Geology 3.00
OS212 Marine Geochemistry 4.00
Total : 12.00
Soph Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Soph Sem 2 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
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 8.00 Min  |  8.00 Max
Course Name Credits
OS004 OS Seminar IV 1.00
OS213 Biological Oceanography 3.00
PS301 Technical Physics III 4.00
Total : 8.00
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 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 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
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 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 : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 8.00 Min  |  8.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
OS006 OS Seminar VI 1.00
OS401 Research Project 4.00
Total : 8.00
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
OS% Any OS Course
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course