Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Major (B.S.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements
AQUA 351Aquatic Biological Processes4
BIMS 220Introduction to Marine Biology4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 230Hydrology3
EAES 322Environmental Geochemistry3
Select one of the following:4
Research in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences
Field Methods in the Marine Sciences
Biology Independent Research
Independent Study in Geoscience
Major Electives
Select three courses from the list (see below)8-12
Collateral Requirements
Chemistry Collateral
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Physics Collateral
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Mathematics Collateral
Select one of the following sequences:8
Applied Precalculus
and Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Statistics Collateral
STAT 401Applied Statistics for the Sciences3
Total Credits70-74

Major Electives

BIMS 490Field Methods in the Marine Sciences4
BIOL 256Applied Environmental Microbiology3
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 460Biological Oceanography3
BIOL 461Aquatic Ecology3
BIOL 467Biology of the Fishes4
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry5
EAES 210Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing3
EAES 310Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
EAES 311Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment3
EAES 331Geohydrology3
EAES 340Sedimentology4
EAES 341Principles of Soil Science3
EAES 451Coastal Marine Geology4
EAES 456Physical Oceanography4