Curriculum Requirements

Marine Affairs
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 217Physical and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems3
MSC 230Introduction to Marine Biology3
MSC 313Coastal Law3
or MSC 314 Ocean Law
MSC 310Living Resources of the Ocean3
or MSC 340 Ocean Policy
MSC 345Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment3
MSC 460Spatial Applications in Marine Science3
Select 9 credit hours of approved electives in Marine Affairs 19
Other Required Courses
BIL 150General Biology 24
BIL 160Evolution and Biodiversity 24
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I 33
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one of the following:3-4
The Earth System
Earth System History
Origin and Geology of the Galapagos Islands.
Select one of the following:3-4
Precalculus Mathematics II
Finite Mathematics
Introductory Calculus
Calculus Concepts with Foundations A
Calculus I
Calculus I
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Statistics
Computer Programming I
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Courses in approved minor15
Electives
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
300+ Level Elective3
Additional Electives30
Total Credit Hours120-123

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MSC 111 Introduction to Marine Science 3
MSC 112 Introduction to Marine Science Lab 1
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Minor Course #1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIL 150 General Biology 4
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
GSC 110 The Earth System 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
Minor Course #2 3
HUM Course #1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MSC 217 Physical and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems 3
MSC Course 3
Minor Course #3 3
HUM Course #2 3
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
MSC 313 Coastal Law 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #2 3
Elective #3 3
HUM Course #3 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 345 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment 3
Minor Course #4 3
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
Elective #6 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
MSC 340 Ocean Policy 3
MSC Course 3
Minor Course #5 3
Elective #7 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 460 Spatial Applications in Marine Science 3
Elective #9 3
Elective #10 3
Elective #11 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120