The Marine Science minor introduces the student to the study of the world’s oceans: their physical and biological constituents, the influence of oceanic resources on human society and the conservation and future development of those resources.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
MSC 111Introduction to Marine Science **3
MSC 112Introduction to Marine Science Lab **1
Select 12 credit hours of electives in Marine Science: **, ***12
Foundations of Computational Marine Science
Chemical Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography Laboratory
Physical and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems
Biological Oceanography
Climate and Global Change
The Earth's Climate: Past and Future
Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Marine Geology
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Introduction to Physical Oceanography Lab
Living Resources of the Ocean
Global Primary Production
Earth's Biogeochemistry
Ecological Genetics
Research Fundamentals
Scientific Programming in the Atmospheric Sciences
Invertebrate Zoology
Biology of Fishes
Biological Oceanographic Techniques
Marine Genomics
Introduction to Aquaculture
Marine Vertebrate Zoology
Ocean Human Health
Climate Science and Policy
Polar Science and Policy
Survey of Marine Mammals
Life in Moving Fluids
Tropical Coastal Ecosystems: Lab and Field Methods
Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
Readings in Marine Science
Field Studies in Marine and Aquatic Science
Marine Field Ornithology
Ocean Dynamics
Ocean Acidification
Marine Environmental Toxicology
Marine Organismal and Environmental Health
Observational Oceanography
Atmospheric Dynamics II
Weather Analysis
Tropical Meteorology
Cloud Physics And Radiation
Marine Conservation Science
Coral Reef Science and Management
Marine Biota and Biogeochemical Cycles
Microbial Geochemistry of the Ocean
Comparative Ecology of Terrestrial and Marine Systems
Marine Biomedicine
Conservation Genomics
Marine Comparative Immunology Lab
Marine Comparative Immunology
Experimental Physiology
Marine Animal Neurophysiology and Behavior
Approved MSC 372 and 500-level classes offered by the Rosenstiel School
Total Credit Hours16