Marine Mammal Science (MMS)

Students in this degree track will prepare for employment in marine mammal management (including associated ecosystems), population assessments, acoustics, and care. Please see our departmental web site for more information about this track.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MBE 604 Biology of Marine Mammals 3
RSM 612 or MES 608 Statistics for Environmental Management
or Biometrics in Marine Science
3
MES 670 Conservation and Management of Marine Mammals 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory
3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
MBE 605 Marine Mammal Disease and Medicine 3
MES 645 or 646 Marine Population Assessment Surveys And Analysis
or Marine Population Biology Processes And Modeling
3
MBE 674 Special Topics (Research Techniques in Marine Mammal Science) 1-4
OCE 651 Special Topics (Applied Marine Mammal Acoustics) 1-3
 Credit Hours8-13
Summer
MBE 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours26-31

Additional Elective Options

MBE 716Bayesian Statistics For Marine Scientists3
MES 720Coastal Law and Policy3
MES 620Environmental Law3
MBE 678Evolutionary Genetics3
POL 631Global Environment Politics3
MES 710International Ocean Law And Governance3
MES 616Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis3
RSM 710The Physical Environment of Marine Organisms3
MES 601Political Ecology of Marine Management3