Marine Science option majors must complete 120 semester hours: 42 semester hours in general education courses, 36 semester hours in program core courses, 35 semester hours in program supportive courses and 7 semester hours in electives. Students are required, to take an independent study or undergraduate research in their junior or senior year. Most faculty are actively involved in research projects with undergraduate students. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in both lecture and laboratory components of core and program electives to progress to the next course in the sequence.
General Education Requirements
All environmental science majors with marine science option complete a common body of academic course work (42 cr.). The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base that will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. Fundamental courses, MATH 099 and MATH 109 do not meet the General Education Requirement for a degree in biology, chemistry or environmental sciences, and do not apply toward graduation requirements. However, students placed in MATH 099 or MATH 109 should take these courses to prepare them for the required MATH 110 and higher level Math courses.
Students in the Honors program should take honors courses designated by HONORS. All students are encouraged to take a couple of courses online or during summer and winter sessions to develop skills that will support lifelong learning. Discuss with your advisor for details. General Education Requirements are distributed as follows:
Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9