Curriculum Requirements

Marine Science
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 215Chemical Oceanography3
MSC 230Introduction to Marine Biology3
MSC 301Introduction to Physical Oceanography3
Select two of the following:2
Chemical Oceanography Laboratory 1
Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1
Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab 2
Select 12 credit hours of electives in Marine Science 312
Other Required Courses
Select one of the following:5
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I 43
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
Select one of the following:4-5
The Earth System
and Earth Processes Lab
Earth System History
Origin and Geology of the Galapagos Islands.
MTH 161Calculus I 54
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
CS/STATS Course3-4
Select one of the following Options: 610
Option 1:
University Physics I
University Physics II
University Physics III
University Physics II Lab
University Physics III Lab
Option 2:
University Physics I for the Sciences
University Physics II for the Sciences
College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics Laboratory II
Option 3:
College Physics I
College Physics II
College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics Laboratory II
Electives
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Requirements for Second Major 731
Total Credit Hours120-122
1

Required for Biochemistry double majors.

2

Required for Engineering, Mathematics and Applied Physics double majors.

3

At least 6 of which must be at the 300-level or higher. MSC 204 does not satisfy the MSC elective requirement but does satisfy the Statistics requirement. Three credits may double count for both MSC and the second major if approved by advisor.

4

Principles of Chemistry I must be passed with a grade of “C-” or higher.

5

Calculus I must be passed with a grade of “C-” or higher. 

6

Option 1 or 2 is recommended for Physics. Option I (University Physics) is required for Engineering and Applied Physics.

7

Students should review the Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Engineering (all disciplines), or Mathematics page for the second major requirements and credits needed.

Sample Plan - Marine Science/Biochemistry

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MSC 111 Introduction to Marine Science 3
MSC 112 Introduction to Marine Science Lab 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 232 Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
Elective #1 3
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
BMB 401 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences 4
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
MSC 215 Chemical Oceanography 3
MSC 216 Chemical Oceanography Laboratory 1
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
Elective #3 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BMB 506 Biomedical Case Studies 1
BMB 509 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
BMB 507 Protein Structure, Function, & Biology 3
BMB 514 Genetics and Genomics: Principles, Mechanisms, and Use 3
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
MSC Course 3
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BMB 511 Topics in BMB 1 3
BMB 545 Research Problems in BMB 1 3-12
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
MSC Course 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours16-25
 Total Credit Hours129-138
*

 8 elective courses must include:

  • 3 Arts and Humanities Cognate courses
  • 3 People and Society Cognate courses
  • 1 Course (3 credits) at the 300+ level
1

These are sample electives. A total of 6 elective credits in BMB must be taken per the Biochemistry Requirements. 

**

Students interested in adding a second major in Biochemistry should review the Biochemistry page for the official requirements needed. This is a sample plan of study only.

Sample Plan - Marine Science/Mathematics (Applied Analysis)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MSC 111 Introduction to Marine Science 3
MSC 112 Introduction to Marine Science Lab 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 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
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
MSC 302 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab 1
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
MTH 310 Multivariable Calculus 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
MTH 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Elective #3 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
MTH 512 Elementary Complex Analysis 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
MSC 215 Chemical Oceanography 3
MTH 433 Advanced Calculus 3
MTH 513 Partial Differential Equations I 3
Elective #6 3
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MTH 461 Survey Of Modern Algebra 3
MTH 514 Partial Differential Equations II 3
MSC Course 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours122
*

 8 elective courses must include:

  • 3 Arts and Humanities Cognate courses
  • 3 People and Society Cognate courses
  • 1 Course (3 credits) at the 300+ level
**

 Students interested in adding a second major in Mathematics should review the Mathematics page for the official requirements needed. This is a sample plan of study only.