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Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology

A. General Education Requirements

Consult the College of Arts and Sciences for the College of Arts and Sciences
Requirements at (808) 956-8755 or go to QLC 113.

The College of Arts and Sciences Program Sheets can be found at:
http://www.advising.hawaii.edu/artsci/pages/academic_services/coresheets/

B. Major Requirements (C Grade minimum)

Biology Core Courses:
· BIOL 171 & 171L Introduction to Biology I & Lab, 3/1 credits
· BIOL 172 & 172L Introduction to Biology II & Lab, 3/1 credits
· BIOL 265 & 265L Ecology & Evolution Biology & Lab, 3/1 credits
· BIOL 275 & 275L Cell & Molecular Biology & Lab, 3/1 credits
· BIOL 301 & 301L Marine Ecology & Evolution & Lab, 3/2 credits
· BIOL 375 & 375L Concepts of Genetics & Lab, 3/1 credits

Additional Required Courses
· OCN 201 Science of the Sea, 3 credits
· ZOOL 439 Animal Ecology, 3 credits
· BOT 480 Algal Diversity & Evolution, 4 credits
· ZOOL 475 & 475L Biology of Invertebrates & Lab, 3/2 credits
· BIOL 402 or BIOC 441 Biochemistry, 4 credits
· MICR 401 & 401L Marine Microbiology & Lab, 3/1 credits

Field Problems in Marine Biology (BIOL 403, 4 credits)
· Directed research credits can be substituted with approval

Directed Research: minimum 2 credits (see details)

Capstone Course
· Advanced Topics in Marine Biology (BIOL 404) 3 credits

Elective Courses – 6 credits from the courses below:
· BIOL 331 Marine Mammal Biology
· BIOL 390 Communicating in Biological Sciences
· BOT 351 & 351L Inside Tropical Ecosystems/Lab
· BOT 456 Plant-Animal Interactions
· BOT 470 & 470L Principles of Plant Physiology/Lab
· MATH 304 Mathematical Modeling I
· MICR 485 & 485L Microbes and Their Environment/Lab
· MICR 490 & 490L Animal Virology/Lab
· OCN 310 & 310L Global Environment Change
· OCN 320 Aquatic Pollution
· OCN 331 Living Resources of the Sea
· OCN 450 Aquaculture Production
· ZOOL 306 & 306L Ethology/Lab
· ZOOL 320 & 320L Vertebrate Zoology/Lab
· ZOOL 340 & 340L Parasitology/Lab
· ZOOL 410 Corals and Coral Reefs
· ZOOL 420 Developmental Biology
· ZOOL 430 & 430L Animal Physiology/Lab
· ZOOL 432 Comparative Physiology
· ZOOL 439L Animal Ecology Lab
· ZOOL 465 & 465L General Ichthyology
· ZOOL 466 Fisheries Science
· ZOOL 467 Ecology of Fishes
· ZOOL 470 & 470L Limnology/Lab
· ZOOL 480 Animal Evolution

C. Related Requirements (“C” grade minimum)
· 1 Year Calculus: MATH 215 and 216 or Math 241 & 242
· 1 Statistics course: ECON 321 or NREM 310
· 1 Year General Chemistry: CHEM 161 & 161L and 162 & 162L
· 1 Year Organic Chemistry: CHEM 272 & 272L and 273
· 1 Year Physics: PHYS 151 & 151L and 152 & 152L

D. Graduation Requirements
· Major GPA > 2.5

 

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