Marine Conservation and Management Minor

The Marine Conservation and Management minor focuses on marine vertebrates, conservation science, and management of living marine resources.The core is organized around the three main themes in OSU’s strategic plan of healthy planet, healthy economy, and healthy people. The elective section is broken into two groups of courses, one on species and habitats, the other one experiential learning and skills.

A series in the following is a recommended prerequisite to the Marine Conservation and Management minor.

Select one of the following groups:12
Group A: Principles of Biology
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
*PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
Group B: Introductory Biology
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
*INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY III
Total Hours12

A minimum of 27 credits is required. Double counting restrictions are listed for each section. Double counting towards the baccalaureate core is permitted in all sections. 

Core Requirements 1
The Ocean and its Resources:
FW 324*FOOD FROM THE SEA (Pending approval)3
FW 426COASTAL ECOLOGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT5
OC 201*OCEANOGRAPHY4
Law, Policy, Economics, and Human Dimensions:
Select one of the following:3
*MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE LAW AND POLICY
INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN LAW
OCEANS, COASTS, AND PEOPLE
Electives
Select at least one course from each of the following categories: 213
Species and Habitats
MARINE ECOLOGY
AQUATIC BOTANY
BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS
BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS
MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES OF PACIFIC SALMON IN THE NORTHWEST
ECOLOGY OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE BIRDS
CONSERVATION GENETICS
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WHALES AND WHALING
AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS
AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS
ESTUARINE ECOLOGY
ESTUARINE ECOLOGY
^FISHERY BIOLOGY
MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
MARINE FISHERIES
ANTARCTIC SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION
EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF FISHES
FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE
FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE
^AQUACULTURE
AQUACULTURE LABORATORY
COASTAL OCEANOGRAPHY
BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
MARINE AND ESTUARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Experiential Learning and Skills
FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR MARINE MAMMAL CONSERVATION
SURVEY OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NATURAL RESOURCE
WILDLIFE CAPTURE AND IMMOBILIZATION
WILDLIFE CAPTURE AND IMMOBILIZATION
METHODS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR OF MARINE MEGAFAUNA
FIELD METHODS FOR MARINE RESEARCH
*FOUNDATIONS OF GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND GIS
GISCIENCE I: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEORY
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC DIVING
NAVAL OPERATIONS AND SEAMANSHIP
Total Hours28

Minor Code: 788