Minor in Marine Biology

The marine biology minor focuses on the life processes of marine organisms and is intended for students interested in the field as a complement to their major curriculum. Biology majors can take the marine biology minor with no additional prerequisites outside of those required for the biology major. Students in other majors who have taken the appropriate prerequisites may also pursue this minor. This minor is available to PALS (day) students only. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the marine biology major and marine ecology minor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Curriculum

Core Courses (8 credits)
Credits
MBIO 2410
Marine Biology/Lab (MBIO 2410 / Credits: 4 )
4
MBIO 2500
Oceanography/Lab (MBIO 2500 / Credits: 4 )
4
Minor Electives (select 9 credits from the following courses)
Credits
BIOL 3200
General Ecology/Lab (BIOL 3200 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3300
Invertebrate Zoology/Lab (BIOL 3300 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 3311
Vertebrate Zoology/Lab (BIOL 3311 / Credits: 4 )
4
MBIO 3450
Survey of Marine Mammals (MBIO 3450 / Credits: 3 )
3
MBIO 3500
Food Web Dynamics (MBIO 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
MBIO 3600
Plankton Ecology (MBIO 3600 / Credits: 3 )
3
MBIO 3700
Biology of Fishes/Lab (MBIO 3700 / Credits: 4 )
4
MBIO 3750
Coral Reefs and Coral Communities (MBIO 3750 / Credits: 3 )
3
MBIO 3800 and MBIO 3801
Island Biogeography and Island Biogeography Field Course (MBIO 3800 and MBIO 3801 / Credits: 4 )
4
MBIO 3910
Sharks and Their Relatives (MBIO 3910 / Credits: 3 )
3
MBIO 4260 and MBIO 4261
Ecology of the Galapagos Islands and Ecology of the Galapagos Islands Field Trip (MBIO 4260 and MBIO 4261 / Credits: 4 )
4
MBIO 4900
Special Topics in Marine Biology (1–3 credits) (MBIO 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3
SCIE 4490
Research Methods (SCIE 4490 / Credits: 3 )
3

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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