Marine Biology Minor
Administered by the Department of Integrative Biology under the School of Life Sciences.
The Marine Biology minor is designed to provide students with an introductory background in the biology of marine organisms and their habitats. The minor requires experiential courses completed in residence at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.
Minor Code: 031
The courses in the minor may be shared with major requirements. Students with a Biology major cannot declare the Marine Biology minor (they instead complete the Marine Biology and Ecology option in that major), and students cannot receive any combination of the Biology minor, Marine Biology minor or the Marine Biology and Ecology option. The minor requires the BI 221, BI 222 and BI 223 or BI 204, BI 205 and BI 206 series and at least one term of chemistry for required coursework.
The Marine Biology minor requires one or more terms in residence at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Most students take a variety of courses during the summer term at HMSC. The 15-credit BI 450 course taught each spring term at HMSC is a possible 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 the Integrative Biology Office.
For further information, see MyDegrees or the Integrative Biology website.
|BI 111||INTRODUCTION TO MARINE LIFE IN THE SEA: MARINE HABITATS||1|
|BI 150||INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY||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|
|BOT 416||AQUATIC BOTANY 1||4|
|or BOT 417||PHYCOLOGY|
|Z 461||MARINE AND ESTUARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center) 1||4|
|Select one course from the following:||3-4|
|BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)|
|SYSTEMATICS OF FISHES|
|ECOLOGY OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE BIRDS (taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)|
|AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Minor Code: 031