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Marine Ecology Minor

The marine ecology minor focuses on the interactions among marine organisms and the relationships between these organisms and their environment. This minor is intended for marine biology majors who want more specific training in marine ecological science. Students in other majors who meet the 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 minor. When combining with the marine biology major, a minimum of 6 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward the major.

Marine Ecology Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Select 18 credits from the following courses:

  • ENVS 1500 Natural History of South Florida (4 credits)
  • ENVS 2000 Biodiversity of Alaskan Ecosystems (3 credits) AND ENVS 2001 Biodiversity of
  • Alaskan Ecosystems Field Course (1 credit)
  • ENVS 3170 Everglades Ecology and Conservations (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3450 Survey of Marine Mammals (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3500 Food Web Dynamics (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3600 Plankton Ecology (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3700 Biology of Fishes/Lab (4 credits)
  • MBIO 3750 Coral Reefs and Coral Communities (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3800 Island Biogeography (3 credits) AND MBIO 3801 Island Biogeography Field Course (1 credit)
  • MBIO 3910 Sharks and Their Relatives (3 credits)
  • MBIO 4260 Ecology of the Galapagos Islands (3 credits) AND MBIO 4261 Ecology of the Galapagos Islands Field Trip (1 credit)
  • MBIO 4990 Independent Study in Marine Biology (3 credits)

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.

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