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Marine Biology Focus

The Marine Biology track provides training that is nearly equivalent to a B.S. in Biology, but with a major focus on marine organisms -- in the context of an overall appreciation of the chemical, geological, and physical environment of the ocean.

PLEASE NOTE: This page does not contain listings for required General Education Requirement courses or reflect total credit hours required for the chosen program. Students must work with advisors to ensure correct scheduling of courses and credit hours for the chosen program. SBS = Semester by the Sea.

Please contact the School of Marine Sciences office for complete information.

Marine Biology Electives: Choose a minimum of 15 credit hours

Department code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

INT 308 Conservation & Ecology of Marine Mammals 3
INT 441 SBS: Maritime History and Archaeology 3
INT 484 SBS: Introduction to Systems Modeling for Bio.Sci. 2
SMS 300 Marine Ecology 3
SMS 306 Field Marine Ecology 4
SMS 321 Introduction to Fisheries Science 3
SMS 322 Biology of Marine Vertebrates 3
SMS 350 SBS: Undergraduate Seminar 1
SMS 352 SBS: Marine Ecology 4
SMS 373 Algae in the Ecosystem: Phytoplankton and Seaweeds 4
SMS 422 Biology of Fishes 3
SMS 425 Applied Population Genetics 3
SMS 480 SBS: Biology of Marine Invertebrates 4
SMS 481 SBS: Design of Marine Organisms 4
SMS 482 SBS: Human Impacts on the Ocean 3
SMS 485 Comparative Animal Physiology AND 3
SMS 486 Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratory 1
SMS 490 SBS: Special Topics (appropriate topics) 1 to 3
SMS 491 Problems in Marine Sciences (appropriate topics) Arr.
SMS 497 Independent Study in Marine Science (must be approved) 1 to 4

Additional Marine Biology Electives

Department code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

BIO 336 Developmental Biology 3
BIO 353 Invertebrate Zoology 3
BIO 354 Biology of Behavior 2
BIO 445 Plant Genetics 3
BIO 452 Plant Physiology AND 4
BIO 453 Plant Physiology Laboratory 3
BIO 462 Principles of Genetics 3
BIO 465 Evolution 1
BMB 300 General Microbiology AND 4
BMB 305 General Microbiology Laboratory 4
BMB 322 Biochemistry AND 3
BMB 323 Biochemistry Lab 3
BMB 430 Bacterial Physiology AND 4
BMB 431 Bacterial Physiology Laboratory 4
BMB 490 Microbial Genetics 3

Organic Chemistry Options for the Marine Biology Focus

Department code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

BMB 221 Organic Chemistry AND 3
BMB 221L Laboratory in Organic Chemistry OR 1
CHY 251 Organic Chemistry I AND 3
CHY 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2

 

 

 

 

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