Curriculum Requirements

Marine Science
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 215Chemical Oceanography3
MSC 230Introduction to Marine Biology3
MSC 232Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory1
MSC 301Introduction to Physical Oceanography3
MSC 216Chemical Oceanography Laboratory1
or MSC 302 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab
Select 12 credit hours of approved electives in Marine Science 1,212
Required Microbiology and Immunology Courses11
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab)
Select one of the following:
Innate Immunity
Select one of the following:
Modern Plagues and Society
Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology
Microbiology and Immunology Approved Electives13
Modern Plagues and Society
Innate Immunity
Medical Parasitology
Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology
Fundamental and Medical Virology
Microbiology and Immunology Colloquium (can be taken twice to count toward the 13 MIC elective hours)
Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Only 6 credit hours of Research in MIC may be applied toward the 13 MIC elective hours
Special Projects in Immunobiology
Special Projects in Parasitology
Special Projects in Pathogenic Bacteriology
Special Projects in Microbial Genetics
Special Projects in Immunogenetics
Special Projects in Virology
Maximum of 3 courses from outside electives can count towards the 13 MIC elective hours
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy
Electron Microscopy
Microbes and the Environment
Marine Comparative Immunology
Additional Required Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BIL 160Evolution and Biodiversity4
BIL 161Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory1
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences4
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I 33
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II 33
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 206Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
MTH 161Calculus I 44
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
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.
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Computer Programming I
Select one of the following options: 510
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
and University Physics III Lab
Option 3:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
300+ Level Elective3
Total Credit Hours132-135

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
MIC 301 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System 3
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 Hours14
Sophomore Year
MIC 304 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab) 2
MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
MSC 232 Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours16
MIC 321 Immunobiology 3
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MIC 323 Microbial Pathogenesis and Physiology 3
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours18
Junior Year
MSC Course 3
MIC Approved Elective 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
Elective #3 3
 Credit Hours17
MSC 215 Chemical Oceanography 3
MSC 216 or 302 Chemical Oceanography Laboratory
or Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
MSC Course 3
MIC Approved Elective 3
Elective #4 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
MSC 465 Marine Comparative Immunology 1 3
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4
PHY 201 University Physics I for the Sciences 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Elective #5 3
Elective #6 3
 Credit Hours18
MSC Course 3
MIC Approved Elective 4
PHY 202 University Physics II for the Sciences 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours130