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Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum

General Education Core Curriculum (60 hours total)

Area I: Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101: English Composition I
ENGL 1102: English Composition II
MATH 2250: Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Recommended)

Area II: Sciences (7–8 hours)

At least one of these courses must be a lab course

Physical Sciences (Recommended courses)

CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L: Freshman Chemistry,
CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L: Advanced Freshman Chemistry (Honors)

Life Sciences (Recommended courses)

BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L: Principles of Biology I
BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L: Principles of Biology I (Honors)

Area III: Quantitative Reasoning (3–4 hours) (Recommended)

PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L: Introductory Physics (Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics)
PHYS 1211, PHYS 1211L: Principles of Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Area IV: World Language & Culture, Humanities & The Arts (12 hours)

3 courses satisfying World Language and Culture and 1 course satisfying Humanities and the Arts

Area V: Social Science (9 hours)

Students are recommended to take 1 course from History and two from two other departments. 

Area VI: Courses Related to Program of Study (19 hours)

PHYS 1211,1211L and PHYS 1212,1212L are recommended for students interested in pursuing physical fields.  
BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L: Principles of Biology II
BIOL 2108H, BIOL2108L: Principles of Biology II (Honors)
CHEM 1212: Freshman Chemistry II,
CHEM 3112H: Advanced Freshman Chemistry II (Honors)
PHYS 1112, PHYS 1112L: Introductory Physics (Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics)
PHYS 1212, PHYS 1212L: Principles of Physics for Scientists and Engineers
MATH 2260: Calculus II for Science and Engineering
GEOL 1250, 1250L: Physical Geology

Major Requirements (32 hours)

A: MARS Core Courses (20 hours)

MARS 3200: Fundamentals of Ocean Science
MARS 4100/6100: Geological and Physical Oceanography
MARS 4200/6200: Biological and Chemical Oceanography
MARS 4400: Introduction to Marine Policy
MARS 4500/6500: Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods
MARS 4520: Quantitative Analysis of Ocean Data

B: Major Electives (12 hours)

At least 6 credit hours of major electives must come from MARS courses. A maximum of 3 credit hours of undergraduate research can count toward major electives. 

MARS 3450: Marine Biology
MARS 3550: Life in Fluids
MARS(ENGR) 4113/6113-4113L6113L: Introductory Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with Applications
MARS(ENGR) 4175/6175: Coastal Meteorology
MARS(FISH) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L: Marine Fisheries Biology
MARS 4510/6510: Field Study in Oceanography Marine Methods: Independent Research
MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L: Microbial Ecology
MARS(MATH) 4730/6730: Mathematics of Climate
MARS 4810/6819: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
MARS 4960: Undergraduate Research

The list of non-MARS electives below is not exhaustive, and other elective courses may be added as appropriate. 

Life Sciences

BCMB 3100: Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BCMC 3600: Genomics and Bioinformatics
CBIO 3000–3000L: Comparative vertebrate anatomy
CBIO(PBIO) 4600/6600-4600L/6600L: Biology of Protists
ECOL 3220: Biology and Conversation of Marine Mammals
ECOL 3500-3500L: Ecology
ECOL 4000/6000: Population and Community Ecology
ECOL 4010/6010: Ecosystem Ecology
ECOL 4050/6050-4050/6050L: Icthyology
ECOL 4070/6070-4070/6070L: Invertebrate Biology and Ecology
ECOL(MARS) 4225-4225L: Methods in Marine Ecology
ECOL(FISH(WASR) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L: Freshwater Ecosystems
ECOL(BIOL)(MARS) 4330/6330-4330L/6330L: Tropical Marine Invertebrates
FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILKD) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L: Environmental Biology of Fishes
FISH 4500/6500-4500L/6500L: Fish Physiology
GENE 3000-3000D: Evolutionary Biology
GENE 3200-3200D: Genetics
MIBO 3500: Introductory Microbiology
MIBO 4300/6300: Microbial Diversity and Evolution
MBIO 4500/6500: Bacterial Symbioses<
BIOL(WILD) 3700: Animal Behavior

Physical Sciences and Engineering

ATSC(GEOG)3110: Climatology
ATSC 4116/6116-4116L/6116L: Introduction to Data Assimilation
ATSC(GEOG)(ENGR) 4112: Atmospheric Dynamics
ATSC(PHYS)(ENGR) 4131/6131-4131L/6131L: Introductory Atmospheric Physics
CHEM 3110: Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3300: Moderni Instrumental Methods of Analysis
ENGR 3101: Applied Vector Analysis
ENVE 3111: Atmospheric Sciences for Engineers
ENGR 3160: FLuid Mechanics
ENGR(ATSC) 4111/6111-4111L/6111L: Atmospheric Thermodynamics
ENGR(MARS) 4113/6113-4113L/6113L: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with Applications
ENVE(MARS) 4175/6175: Coastal Meteorology
GEOG(ATSC) 3180: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences
GEOG 4350/6350-4350L/6350L: Remote Sensing of Environment
GEOL 4130/6130: Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
GEOL 4510/6510: Marine Micropaleontology

Natural Resources and Conservation

ECOL 3530: Conservation Biology
ENVM 3060: Principles of Resource Economics
FANR 3200-3200L: Ecology of Natural Resources
FANR 3300-330D: Economics of Renewable Resources
WILD(FISH) 3000: Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management
FISH(MARS) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L: Marine Fisheries Biology
FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L: sustainable Aquaculture
FISH 5360/7360-5360L/7360L: Fisheries Management

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