Curriculum Requirements

Marine Science
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 215Chemical Oceanography3
MSC 216Chemical Oceanography Laboratory1
MSC 230Introduction to Marine Biology3
MSC 301Introduction to Physical Oceanography3
MSC 232Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory1
or MSC 302 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab
Select 12 credit hours of approved electives in Marine Science 1, 212
Other Required Courses
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 24
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 23
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 206Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 316Instrumental Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 320Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry2
CHM 360Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 364Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I)1
CHM 365Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 441Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)3
Select one of the following:3
The Chemistry of Food and Taste.
Environmental Chemistry 3
Any 500-level Chemistry course as described for Chemistry BS majors
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
Select one of the following:3-5
The Earth System
and Earth Processes Lab
Earth System History
Origin and Geology of the Galapagos Islands.
MTH 161Calculus I 34
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
Select one of the following:
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Computer Programming I
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
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
300+ Level Elective3
Additional Elective3
Total Credit Hours124-126

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
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours15
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MSC 215 Chemical Oceanography 3
MSC 216 Chemical Oceanography Laboratory 1
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHY 201 University Physics I for the Sciences 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
MSC Course 3
 Credit Hours16
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PHY 202 University Physics II for the Sciences 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
CHM 214 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 364 Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I) 1
MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 232 Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1 1
Elective #1 3
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours17
CHM 316 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 320 Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
CHM 365 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
CHM 401 Environmental Chemistry 3
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours14
CHM 441 Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture) 3
MSC Course 3
Elective #6 3
Elective #7 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours125