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Minor

Marine Biology and Ecology  Minor

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College of Science|School of Life Sciences



Administered by the Department of Integrative Biology under the School of Life Sciences.

 



Students must complete the core of the minor and either track outlined below. The minor requires one or more terms in residence at Hatfield Marine Science Center, typically during junior year spring or summer. The courses in the Marine Biology and Ecology minor may be shared with major requirements. Students cannot receive any combination of the  Biology minor, Marine Biology and Ecology minor or the Marine Biology option. The minor requires the BI 211, 212 or 213 series and a term or more of chemistry for required course work. The BI 373 and BI 450 courses require ST 351 and have enrollment restrictions.

The BI 450 Marine Biology and Ecology course (see Track II) is taught each spring term at Hatfield Marine Science Center and is by application only. It covers marine invertebrates, algae and fishes, as well as sections on marine ecology, conservation and policy. Students apply to and are accepted the fall term before the spring they plan to attend. Applications are available fall term in the Integrative Biology office in Cordley 3029. 

The BI 111, Introduction to Marine Life in the Sea (1), is an optional weekend experiential course at Hatfield Marine Science Center that compliments the minor, particularly for students with little or no previous marine experience.

Complete Track I or II and Two Electives


Track I (24–25 credits)

BI 150. Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
BI 373. ^Field Methods in Marine Ecology (3)
   or FW 493. Field Methods for Marine Research (3)
BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
Z 361. Invertebrate Biology (3) and Z 362. Invertebrate Biology Laboratory (2)
      or Z 461. Marine and Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology (4) (Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)

Track II (22 credits)

BI 150. Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
BI 450. ^Marine Biology and Ecology (15) (admission by application only) (Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)

Electives (6–8 credits)

Select 2 courses from below (6–8 credits):
BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
BI 347. *Oceans in Peril (3)
BI 358. Symbiosis and the Environment (3)
BI/FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4) (Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)
BI/FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 331. Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (4) (Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)
FW/OC. 434 Estuarine Ecology (4)
MB 314. Aquatic Microbiology (3)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts and People (3)
OC 440. Biological Oceanography (4)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)

Total=28–33


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 695


 
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