Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Marine Biology, B.S.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 64+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Marine Biology Required Courses


Complete one of the following survey courses with lab (4 credits)


Elective Requirement


Complete 18 additional credit hours of BIOL coursework  at the 300-level or above (excluding BIOL 381 ) with at least 9 credit hours from the Marine Biology Course list; to include at least two laboratory courses (Independent study, tutorial, Bachelor’s Essay, or BIOL 450  and BIOL 451  with labs do not fulfill the lab requirement).

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Honors students can take the alternative sequence of HONS 157 /HONS 157L  in lieu of PHYS 111 /PHYS 111L .

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  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 115  in lieu of MATH 120 .
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 217  in lieu of MATH 250 .

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  • Students are not permitted to double major in Marine Biology and Biology.
  • Credit cannot be applied for both BIOL 211  and BIOL 213  towards the program requirements.
  • Credit cannot be applied for both BIOL 312L  and BIOL 412  towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from BIOL 399  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from BIOL 450  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from BIOL 451  may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


All coursework with a BIOL acronym counts toward the major GPA calculation except BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L , BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L , and BIOL 381 .

The following courses are excluded: CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , CHEM 220 , CHEM 220L , CHEM 231 , CHEM 231L , CHEM 232 , CHEM 232L , DATA 101 , GEOL 107 , HONS 115 , HONS 157 HONS 157L  , HONS 158 , HONS 158L HONS 190 HONS 190L HONS 192 , HONS 192L , HONS 217 , HONS 293 , HONS 293L MATH 120 , MATH 250 , PHYS 101 , PHYS 101L , PHYS 102 , PHYS 102L , PHYS 111 , PHYS 111L , PHYS 112 , PHYS 112L  

           

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