Curriculum

Marine Science
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab1
MSC 215Chemical Oceanography3
MSC 216Chemical Oceanography Laboratory1
MSC 218Biological Oceanography3
or MSC 230 Introduction to Marine Biology
MSC 301Introduction to Physical Oceanography3
MSC 302Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab1
MSC 103Survey of Modern Meteorology3
MSC 220Climate and Global Change3
Select 9 credit hours from the list comprised of 500-level OCE courses and the following courses9
Global Primary Production
Earth's Biogeochemistry
Ecological Genetics
Scientific Programming in the Atmospheric Sciences
Biological Oceanographic Techniques
Marine Genomics
Ocean Human Health
Polar Science and Policy
Climate, Oceanography, and Biogeography of the Galapagos
Biophysical Dynamics in the Ocean: Biogeography and Evolution of the Galapagos
Limnology
Life in Moving Fluids
Marine Environmental Toxicology
Marine Organismal and Environmental Health
Marine Conservation Science
Coral Reef Science and Management
Marine Biota and Biogeochemical Cycles
Comparative Ecology of Terrestrial and Marine Systems
Spatial Applications in Marine Science
Marine Biomedicine
Marine Conservation Genetics
Marine Comparative Immunology
Other Required Courses
BIL 150General Biology4
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
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
GSC 111Earth System History4
MTH 161Calculus I4
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Select one of the following:3-4
Computer Programming I
Introduction to Programming
Select one of the following:6-8
University Physics I for the Sciences
and University Physics II for the Sciences
University Physics I
and University Physics II
Supplemental Science Courses
Select 9 credit hours of science courses from the following:9
Evolution and Biodiversity
Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)
Introduction to Marine Geology
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
University Physics III
Electives
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Additional Electives21
Total Credit Hours120-123

Sample 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
Spring
MSC 220 Climate and Global Change (PS Course #1) 3
BIL 150 General Biology 4
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
MSC 215 Chemical Oceanography 3
MSC 216 Chemical Oceanography Laboratory 1
CSC 120 Computer Programming I 4
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 1 3
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MSC 103 Survey of Modern Meteorology 3
MSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
MSC 218 Biological Oceanography 3
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
MSC 302 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab 1
MSC 317 Earth's Biogeochemistry 2 3
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 1 3
HUM Course #1 3
HUM Course #2 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Elective #1 3
Elective #2 3
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
MSC 417 Marine Biota and Biogeochemical Cycles 2 3
GSC 240 Introduction to Marine Geology 1 3
OCE 512 Marine Organic Geochemistry 2 3
HUM Course #3 3
Elective #6 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MSC 460 Spatial Applications in Marine Science 3 3
OCE 522 Marine Microbial Dynamics 3 3
PS Course #2 3
PS Course #3 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours121