Marine Science Courses

MS
304
Hours
4
Marine Geology

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.

MS
306
Hours
4
Marine Biology

Survey of the invertebrates, vertebrates, and marine plants as communities, with emphasis on local examples.

MS
408
Hours
4
Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Comparative study of the major marine invertebrate phyla, protozoa through protochordates. The focus is on their morphology, physiology, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships.

MS
419
Hours
4
Marine Ecology

Bioenergetics, community structure, population dynamics, predation, competition, and specialization in marine ecosystems.

MS
433
Hours
2
Coastal Zone Management

Review of ecological features, physical management policies for coastal communities, and a description of relevant federal and state programs.

MS
448
Hours
4
Intro Oceanography

A general introduction to the oceans, with emphasis on chemical, physical, and geological processes and their relation to biological systems.

MS
452
Hours
4
Marine Vertebrate Zoology

Systematics, zoogeography, and ecology of marine vertebrates.

MS
453
Hours
4
Marine Botany

Reproduction, taxonomy, systematics, distribution, and ecology of the major marine plant groups.

MS
497
Hours
1-4
Special Topics

A marine science topic not covered in other courses. The credit hours and format are determined as appropriate to the topic. Offered according to demand and instructor availability.