Curriculum Requirements

Marine Science
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 230Introduction to Marine Biology3
MSC 232Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory1
Marine Biology
Select one of the following:3
Ecology
Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
Marine Ecology of the Galapagos
Select one of the following:3
Genetics
Ecological Genetics
Select one of the following:3-4
Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Zoology
Approved Upper-level animal diversity course
Select one of the following:3-4
Earth System History
Chemical Oceanography
and Chemical Oceanography Laboratory
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
and Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab
Origin and Geology of the Galapagos Islands.
Select 12 credit hours of approved electives in Marine Science 1,212
Other Required Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BIL 160Evolution and Biodiversity4
BIL 161Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory1
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BIL 360Comparative Physiology3
Select 9 credit hours of approved electives in Biological Sciences 39
Select one of the following optins:12-15
Option #1:
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Chemistry Laboratory I
Chemistry Laboratory II
Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Option #2:
Chemistry for the Biosciences I
Chemistry Laboratory I
CHM211 Chemistry for the Biosciences II
Chemistry Laboratory II
CHM212 Chemistry for the Biosciences III
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
Select one of the following options:8-12
Option #1
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus II
Option #2
Calculus Concepts with Foundations A
Calculus Concepts with Foundations B
Calculus II
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Select one of the following options: 410
Option 1:
University Physics I for the Sciences
College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
College Physics Laboratory II
Option 2:
University Physics I
University Physics II
University Physics III
University Physics II Lab
University Physics III Lab
Option 3:
College Physics I
College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
College Physics Laboratory II
Electives
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
300+ Level Elective3
Additional Elective3
Total Credit Hours120-129

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
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 232 Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
MSC 319 Research Fundamentals 1 1
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
MSC 366 or BIL 330 Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
or Ecology
3
BIL 360 Comparative Physiology 3
PHY 201 University Physics I for the Sciences 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MSC 318 or BIL 250 Ecological Genetics
or Genetics
3
MSC 329 or 323 Marine Vertebrate Zoology
or Invertebrate Zoology
3
PHY 202 University Physics II for the Sciences 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Elective #5 3
Elective #6 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
Fall
MSC Course 3
MSC Course 3
Biological Science Elective 3
Biological Science Elective 3
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 411
MSC 412
Projects in Marine Science
and Undergraduate Thesis in Marine Science 1
3
MSC Course 3
Biological Science Elective 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours122