Marine science courses are only offered at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab during the summers. Portions of two summers will be needed to complete the required marine science coursework, which includes marine biology, marine geology, introduction to oceanography, and at least 4 credit hours of elective classes. During the academic year, students complete the requirements for the second major as well as the general education coursework on the main campus. Graduation in four years can be achieved with two summers of marine science coursework at the sea lab and a realistic load of classes each semester.
Credit earned in this course may not be applied to the requirements of the biological sciences major or minor. Field sampling techniques, laboratory analysis of sediments, topography, sediments, and history of the world oceans.
Survey of the invertebrates, vertebrates, and marine plants as communities, with emphasis on local examples.