BA/BS Major in Marine Biology

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Marine Biology

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural, Sciences and Mathematics) included in required courses
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Science)12
Area V included in required courses
Major Core Requirements26
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology
Biological Literature
Cell Biology
Senior Assessment Seminar
Organismal Biology (Plants)4
Marine Botany (at Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Organismal Biology (Animals)8
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (at Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Marine Vertebrate Zoology (at Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Marine Ecology (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Prescribed Supporting Courses30-34
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software
Computer Skills for Problem-Solving
Applied Statistics I
College Algebra
and College Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I
and Calculus for Business and Life Sciences II
Calculus I
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following course blocks:15-17
Environmental GIS (16-17 hours)
Digital Earth
Geographic Information Systems
Geography Capstone Project
Choose one course:
Advanced GIS
GIS Applications
Choose one course:
Earth Resources
Environmental Hazards
Natural Resource Management
Oceanography (15 hours)
Earth Science/Physical Geology
Earth Science/Earth Systems
Three courses required at Dauphin Island Sea Lab during Spring Semester:
Marine Geology (Marine Geology)
Experimental Oceanography (Experimental Oceanography)
Advanced Marine Technical Methods (Advanced Marine Tech Methods)
Professional (16 hours)
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Choose two courses from the following:
Marine Biology (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Animal Physiology
Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Coastal Wetlands Ecology (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Marine Behavioral Ecology (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
Molecular Biology
Marine Conservation Biology (Marine Conservation Biology at DISL)
Introduction to Oceanography (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)
General Electives to bring total to 1200-3
Total Hours120

For the Bachelor of Arts degree the student must satisfy the following requirement: 6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level.