Bachelor of Science
2016 – 2017
UMM’s location is ideal for courses related to marine biology, ecology, and mariculture. Students have direct access to intertidal and sub-tidal marine habitats and organisms, finfish and shellfish aquaculture sites and hatcheries, and commercial fishing ports. This access to marine environments gives UMM students unique field and laboratory experiences. All students in the Marine Biology major are required to complete 82-85 credits of program requirements.
- To provide a rich and rigorous undergraduate experience in marine biology that focuses on the biological, social, and historic uniqueness of our geographic setting.
- To provide students an opportunity to enhance their analytical and communication skills through independent study or senior thesis.
- To provide students with access to mariculture or other marinebased industries to enhance their competitive advantage in the job market.
- To prepare students to think critically at all junctures of their academic and workrelated careers.
- To provide rigorous training for students planning to further their education in professional studies or graduate school.
All University Core requirements must be met, in addition to the program requirements. Note that completion of some courses within the major, such as mathematics, will also fulfill Core requirements. Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits and achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 in the program requirements is necessary for graduation. This GPA must be achieved by the completion of a total of 60 credits. If the student fails to maintain this average in subsequent semesters, a warning may be issued. The student may lose matriculated status if the average remains below 2.0 after the completion of another 12 credits. A student may petition to be readmitted to the program.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|BIO 117||This is Life!||4|
|BIO 118||Animal Life||2|
|BIO 119||Plant Life||2|
|BIO 206||Introduction to Marine Biology||4|
|BIO 245||General Ecology||4|
|BIO 227||Invertebrate Zoology||4|
|BIO 352||Algal & Marine Plant Ecology||4|
|BIO 360||Marine Ecology||4|
|BIO 315||Experimental Design & Analysis for Biologists||4|
Select one of the following (3 – 6 credits)
|BIO 482||Senior Seminar in Marine Biology|
|BIO 460||Seminar in Marine Ecology|
|BIO 4013||Senior Thesis in Biology|
|BIO 4046||Senior Thesis in Biological Research|
|CHY 101||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHY 102||General Chemistry II 4||4|
|MAT 215||Applied Statistics||4|
Ecological and Organismal (11 – 12 credits):
Select 11 – 12 credits from the following:
|BIO 221||General Microbiology||4|
|BIO 223||Marine Mammals & Pelagic Birds||4|
|BIO 375||Population & Community Ecology||3|
Select one of the following (4 credits):
|BIO 310||Special Topics in Mariculture|
|BIO 332||Introduction to Mariculture|
|COE 305||Internship in Science (in Mariculture)|
Select 1516 credits from the following groups (15 – 16 credits)
No more than 8 credits may come from Management and Technology. A minimum of 8 credits must come from Research and Graduate Preparatory
Management and Technology (0 – 8 credits):
|BIO 355||Conservation Biology||4|
|CHY 234||Environmental Chemistry I||4|
|CHY 311||Analytical Chemistry||4|
|GEY 111||Physical Geology||4|
|GIS 230||GIS Applications I||4|
|GIS 330||GIS Applications II||4|
Research and Graduate Preparatory (8 – 16 credits)
|CHY 221||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHY 222||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|MAT 126||Calculus I||4|
|MAT 127||Calculus II||4|
|PHY 111||Physics I||4|
|PHY 112||Physics II||4|