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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marine and Conservation Biology, BS

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In order to earn the bachelor of science with a major in marine and conservation biology degree, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

Choose one of the following two courses:

Choose one of the following two courses:


  1. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required for any biology course that will serve as a prerequisite for another biology course.
  2. One course of plant science beyond the BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 series is required.


III. Other Major Department Requirements

 62 credits in natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities, including:

Mathematics, choose one of the following two courses:

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Natural Sciences Elective (5 credits)

Elective in natural sciences connected to marine and conservation science, including BIOL 2200  or above, CHEM 2000-level or above, PHYS 2000-level or above, ENSC 3000-level or above, or another course approved by department.

NOTE: A maximum of 5 credits of independent study in biology can be counted towards electives in the major.


Candidacy is required in order to apply an education abroad research experience towards biology senior synthesis credit. Candidacy is achieved by successfully completing the following: BIOL 1610 /1611 , 1620 /1621 , 1630 /1631 , 2600 , 2700 , 3650 , 3660 , and/or 3500  and CHEM 1520 /1521 , all with C or better; and a minimum biology major grade point average of 2.80.

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