Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Marine Biology (MRN)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 26.0101 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences

http://biology.usf.edu/ib/ug/bs/

Major Description

Marine Biology is the study of life in the oceans. It explores the unique marine environment and the nature of the organisms that inhabit the oceans. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on marine ecosystems. The program will prepare students for further education (e.g., ecology, environmental science, biological oceanography, evolutionary biology) or for careers in fields such as aquaculture, aquarium biology and education, conservation biology and education, environmental consulting, and wildlife biology.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.
  • BSC X010/X010L Biology I with Lab or BSC X010C or BSC X040/040L
  • BSC X011/X011L Biology II with Lab or BSC X2011C or BSC X041/X041L or ZOO X0101/0101L or BOT X010/X010L or BOT X013/X013L
  • CHM X045/X045L General Chemistry I with Lab or CHM X045C or CHM X040 and CHM X041
  • CHM X046/X046L General Chemistry II with Lab or CHM X046C
  • CHM X210/X210L Organic Chemistry I with Lab and CHM X211/X211L or (CHM X210C and X211C) or (PHY X053/X053L and PHY X054/X054L) or (PHY X048/X048L and PHY X049/X049L)
  • MAC X311 Calculus I or MAC X233 or MAC X253 or MAC X281 or MAC X241
  • MAC X312 Calculus II or MAC X282 or MAC X234 or STA X023 or STA X024 or STA X321

Total Major Hours: 74-76 Hours

Major Core Courses - 26-27 Hours

Required Courses (26-27 credit hours)

Major Elective Courses - 48-49 Hours

Elective Courses (14-15 credit hours):

Supporting Courses in the Natural Sciences (minimum 34 credits hours):

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