Requirements for the Marine Science major include eight fundamental courses in math and science, as well as eight other science courses identified to provide specific expertise in the marine sciences. A grade of C or above is necessary in all required courses to receive credit toward the major. Each marine science major will be assigned a faculty advisor. This advisor will meet with the student at least once a semester to help set up and implement a program of study.
BA in Marine Science
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Learning Outcomes for Majors in Marine Science:
- Demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts in marine science, including principles of geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes in the marine environment
- Demonstrate understanding of common laboratory, field, and modeling methods used in marine science
- Demonstrate the ability to i) formulate a falsifiable hypothesis, ii) design an experiment or observational study to test your hypothesis, iii) analyze your results in a statistically rigorous way, and iv) draw logical conclusions based on your analysis
- Communicate effectively the concepts, methods, results and conclusions of marine science research, in oral and written form, to specialists and the general public
- Apply knowledge and skills learned to solve problems in marine geology, physics, chemistry, or biology
- Demonstrate understanding of how human activities impact the marine environment, and how the marine environment impacts human activities
Minor in Marine Science
Five courses are required for a minor concentration in Marine Science. The grade in each these courses must be C or above to receive credit towards the minor. Most students complete the minor by taking one Marine Breadth course and the Marine Semester.