Required Courses
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab 11
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Living Resources of the Ocean
Coastal Law
Ocean Law
Introduction to Aquaculture
Ocean Policy
Sunken Ships and Submerged Sites: An Introduction to Underwater Archaeology
Decision Making and the Environment
Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
Climate Science and Policy
Polar Science and Policy
Marine Conservation Science
Coral Reef Science and Management
Climate Law
Political Ecology of the Galapagos
Spatial Applications in Marine Science
Political Ecology of Marine Management
Fieldwork in Coastal Management: Tourism, Conservation, and Development
Environmental Planning and the Environmental Impact Statement
Aquaculture I
Coastal Zone Management
Port Operations and Policy
Total Credit Hours16

For students in the College of Engineering that take the MSC 111 section for Engineers you will be waived from the MSC 112 requirement.


Students majoring in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science should replace MSC 111 and MSC 112​ with one additional elective, and all electives must be above and beyond those used for the major. The Marine Policy minor fulfills the requirements of a People and Society cognate. Only those courses passed with a grade of “C-” or higher may be applied to the minor.