Marine Biology and Ecology Minor
Administered by the Department of Integrative Biology under the School of Life Sciences.
Minor Code: 695
The courses in the minor may be shared with major requirements. Students with a Biology major cannot declare the Marine Biology and Ecology minor (they instead complete the Marine Biology option in that major), and 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, BI 212 or BI 213 series and ST 201 or ST 351 for required course work. A term or year of chemistry is required depending on elective course choices.
The Marine Biology and Ecology minor requires one or more terms in residence at Hatfield Marine Science Center, typically during junior year. Most students take a variety of courses during the summer term at Hatfield Marine Science Center. The 15-credit BI 450 course taught each spring term at Hatfield Marine Science Center is an alternative to some core courses in the minor but is by application only. The applications for BI 450 are available the fall term before attending in the Integrative Biology Office, Cordley Hall 3029.
BI 111 is an optional weekend experiential course at Hatfield Marine Science Center that complements the minor, particularly for students with little or no previous marine experience.
|BI 150||INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY (or select an additional Marine Elective Course below)||3|
|BI 347||*OCEANS IN PERIL||3|
|BI 351||MARINE ECOLOGY 1||3|
|BI 353||PACIFIC NORTHWEST COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)||4|
|BI 373||^FIELD METHODS IN MARINE ECOLOGY 1||3|
|BOT 416||AQUATIC BOTANY 1||4|
|Z 461||MARINE AND ESTUARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center) 1||4|
|Marine Elective Courses|
|Select two courses from the following or three courses if you did not take BI 150:||6-8|
|SYMBIOSES AND THE ENVIRONMENT|
|BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)|
|ECOLOGY OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE BIRDS (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)|
|AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS|
|FIELD METHODS FOR MARINE RESEARCH (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Minor Code: 695