Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology - Min 124 Hours

Common Core: See common core requirements

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities or Fine Arts:

 9 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Science: See guidelines.

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single language)

BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.

6-8 hours

Marine Biology Major Requirements (34 Hours)

Required Courses in Biology (14 Hours):

BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L (1)

BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102L (1)

SC225 Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)

SC425 Science Seminar (1) (Capstone)             

Additional courses in Biology (4): Cannot include courses listed in the column to the right.


Guided Elective Course Requirements (20 hours): (These courses are offered only during the summer sessions at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Miss.)

Marine Science I: Oceanography (physical, chemical, biological & geological) (5)

Marine Science II: Marine Biology (5)

Marine Microbiology (5)

Marine Ecology (5)

Salt Marsh Plant Ecology (4)

Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms (6)

Marine Invertebrate Zoology (6)

Coastal Ecology For Teachers (4)

Marine Aquaculture (6)

Marine Chemistry (4)

Marine Mammals (5)

Marine Physiology (4)

Marine Ichthyology (6)

Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes (5)

Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)