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Marine Biology Concentration

The new Marine Biology Concentration is for students interested in developing and implementing conservation strategies that protect marine life.

I. Foundational Courses (9 hrs)

  • BIOL 3131 Physiology
  • BIOL 3133 Evolution and Ecology
  • BIOL 3134 Cell and Molecular Biology

II. Elective Courses (choose 7-8 hrs)

  • BIOL 4320 Environmental Microbiology
  • BIOL 4470 Sea Turtle Biology
  • BIOL 4530 Natural History of the Vertebrates
  • BIOL 4541 Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 4550 Biology of Marine Organisms
  • BIOL 5237 Physiological Ecology
  • BIOL 5230 Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 5241 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 5242 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 5243 Toxicology
  • BIOL 5400 Barrier Island Ecology
  • BIOL 5432 Deep Sea Environments
  • BIOL 5444 Ichthyology
  • BIOL 5460 Phycology
  • BIOL 5470 Marine Pollution
  • BIOL 5547 Marine Ecology

III. Immersive Experience (minimum 3 hrs)

  • BIOL 3890 Directed Undergraduate Research
  • BIOL 4730 Internship in Biology
  • BIOL 4890 Research
  • BIOL 4895 Honors Research
  • BIOL 4999 Honors Thesis
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Contract Course approved by the Instructor and Department Chair
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Course (qualifying list posted on website)
  • Study Abroad Course at the BIOL 3000, 4000 or 5000 level approved by the Department Chair

IV. Additional Requirements

  • At least 1 course in areas II or III must have a  lab component
  • An elective course can only count in section II or section III
  • Capstone courses are capped at 7 credit hours for the BS Biology degree
  • Students are limited to declaring 1 emphasis

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Last updated: 4/6/2022