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2014-2015
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DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
MAJOR: MARINE SCIENCE
CONCENTRATION: MARINE BIOLOGY
 
Curriculum                                                       Credit

Students must complete the university-level, college-level and breadth requirements for College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Bachelor of Science degrees.

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS:
ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing (minimum grade C-) 3
First Year Experience (FYE) *fulfilled by MAST100 2
Breadth Requirements *can be fulfilled by college breadth requirements below 12
Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) 3
Multicultural Course 3

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS:
Second Writing Requirement (minimum grade of C-) 3
A second writing course involving significant writing experience including two papers with a combined minimum of 3,000 words to be submitted for extended faculty critique of both composition and content. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours. Appropriate writing courses are designated on the registrar's course search page.  NOTE: ENGL410 fulfills this requirement
 
Foreign Language  0-12
Successful completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. Number of credits needed and initial placement will depend on number of years of high school study of foreign language. Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination.

COLLEGE BREADTH REQUIREMENTS:
These requirements apply to all College of Earth, Ocean & Environment Bachelor of Science degrees. College breadth courses when combined with University breadth courses must represent at least two departments or appropriate instructional units in each category.

If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

*note: 3 credits in each category below can be used to fulfill the University Breadth requirement
Creative Arts and Humanities 6
Understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, of aesthetic forms, designs, or craftsmanship, or of literary, philosophical, and intellectual traditions. Courses may focus on a single aesthetic form or intellectual tradition, or cross-cultural comparisons.
 
History and Cultural Change 6
Understanding of the sources and forces of historical changes in ideas, beliefs, institutions, and cultures. Courses may address social, cultural, intellectual, economic, technological, artistic, scientific, and political development, changes in a discipline, or globalization and its effects.
 
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Understanding of the behavior of individuals and social groups in the context of their human and natural environments. Courses emphasize the empirical findings, applications, and methods of the social and behavioral sciences.


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

Marine Science Core Requirements:
MAST100 Marine Science Colloquium I 2
MAST101 Marine Science Colloquium II 1
MAST 201 Marine Science Colloquium III 1
MAST 301 Junior Marine Science Seminar 1
ENGL410 Technical Writing 3
MAST 382 Introduction to Ocean Sciences 3
MAST 492 Marine Environmental Studies 3
 
Two additional courses in Marine Science at the 400-level or higher* 6
                   *Courses must be from outside area of concentration
 
Marine Science Discovery Learning Research/Field Experience**: 3-6
**An approved marine science research or field experience that satisfies the University Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) requirement. This requirement could be fulfilled by an approved internship, study abroad, and/or an undergraduate research experience. In order to be approved, Experience MUST include data collection, data analysis and data reports/field notes.

Supporting Mathematics and Sciences Requirements:
BISC 207 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A 4
MATH 242 Analytic Geometry and Calculus B 4
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I 4


Concentration in Marine Biology Requirements:
BISC 208 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4
MAST/ENWC 314 Comparative Terrestrial and Marine Ecology 3
MAST 427 Marine Biology 3
MAST 451 Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity 3

and
Three of the following***:
MAST 421/MAST621 Coastal Field Biology 3
MAST 618 Marine Microbial Ecology 3
MAST 623 Physiology of Marine Organisms 3
MAST 625 Microbial Physiology and Diversity 3
MAST 630 Ichthyology 3

***other courses may be substituted after consultation with appropriate program administrator or faculty director.

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required in each of the above Marine Science Core Requirement courses, the Field Experience and concentration coursework.

Electives
After required courses are completed sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree
 
CREDITS TO TOTAL A MINIMUM OF 124

 


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