Department of Biological Sciences
1324 Science and Engineering Complex
bsc.ua.edu
marinescience@as.ua.edu

Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Special Opportunities

During the summer semester, a large suite of marine science courses is offered at the Dauphin Island campus of the Alabama Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium.

More InformationHours
Minor Courses
Select a sequence in BSC or GEO of the following:8
Sequence 1:
Principles Of Biology I
and Laboratory Biology I
Principles Of Biology I
and Honors General Biology I
Sequence 2:
Principles Biology II
and Biology II Laboratory
Principles Biology II
and Honors Gen Biology II
Sequence 3:
The Dynamic Earth
and The Earth Through Time
Sequence 4:
The Dynamic Earth
and Sustainable Earth
Select 14 hours of the following:14
Marine Biology
Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Intro Oceanography
Invertebrate Paleontology
Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
Total Hours22

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations. 

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are not permitted to count the same required minor course toward completion of a major or second minor. Students may count required ancillary courses toward the requirements of another major. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.