Marine Science, Departmental Award (D)
The Marine Science Departmental Award comprises 21 units and signifies that students have a broad background in the physical and biological processes of the world’s oceans and the tools and techniques with which they are studied. The curriculum includes courses from Biology, Marine Technology and Earth and Planetary Sciences, and is especially suited to students interested in the fields of mariculture, boating and recreation, skin and Scuba diving, fishing, scientific research and marine science.
Students interested in a Marine Biology major should take the Biological Sciences majors sequence. You are encouraged to supplement this sequence with courses in Marine Science.
Students planning on completing the Marine Science curriculum in two semesters can begin in either Fall or Spring.
|BIOL 124||Biological Oceanography 1||4|
or GEOG 152
|Weather and Climate
or Weather and Climate
|MDT 109||Seamanship and Small Boat Handling||1.5|
|HE 103||Responding to Medical Emergencies 1||3|
|BIOL 125||Marine Biology 1||4|
|MDT 101||Information and Introduction to Marine Diving Technology||0.3|
|Introductory Physical Oceanography
and Introductory Physical Oceanography Laboratory
|Plus completion of Basic Scuba Diving Certificate|
Substitutions: The combination of BIOL 101 Plant Biology and BIOL 102 Animal Biology can be substituted for BIOL 125 Marine Biology. The completion of EMT 110 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic can be substituted for HE 103 Responding to Medical Emergencies. The completion of BIOL 142 Marine Science can be substituted for BIOL 124 Biological Oceanography.
A student must complete each of the required courses (or use substitution options) with a grade of “C” or better.