Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences (M.S.)

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Program Requirements

Required Courses
AQUA 551Advanced Aquatic Biological Processes 13
BIOL 570Ecology 13
EAES 505Environmental Geoscience 13
or EAES 526 Geochemistry
EAES 533Water Resource Management3
or EAES 560 Environmental Law
BIOL 592Graduate Colloquium1
or EAES 790 Colloquium in Environmental Management
Graduate Electives
Select 9 credits from the list below.9
Culminating Activity
Graduate Research
AQUA 599Graduate Research in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences4
Graduate Thesis
AQUA 698Master's Thesis6
Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Total Credits32

Students in the combined program complete this course as part of the undergraduate degree program.


BIOL 515Population Genetics3
BIOL 520Plant Physiology3
BIOL 529Advanced Herpetology4
BIOL 532Advanced Entomology3
BIOL 535Advanced Community Ecology3
BIOL 544Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology3
BIOL 554Microbial Physiology3
BIOL 571Physiological Plant Ecology4
BIOL 572Wetland Ecology4
BIOL 573Shoreline Ecology4
BIOL 574Behavioral Ecology3
BIOL 576Biology of Extreme Habitats3
BIOL 578Urban Ecology3
BIOL 579Physiological Ecology of Animals3
BIOL 580Evolutionary Mechanisms3
BIOL 586Special Topics in Advanced Biology3-4
BIOL 588Special Topics in Advanced Physiology3-4
BIOL 589Special Topics in Advanced Ecology3-4
BIOL 593Molecular Ecology3
BIOL 595Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity3
EAES 510Geographic Information Systems3
EAES 511Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment3
EAES 527Organic Geochemistry3
EAES 532Applied Groundwater Modeling4
EAES 545Paleoecology3
EAES 550Advanced Marine Geology3
EAES 592Pro Seminar1-4