Marine Science Program

Marine Science/Geological Sciences

Marine Science: Introduction to Marine Science (MSC 111), Marine Chemistry (215), Marine Biology (230), Physical Oceanography (301), two labs from (Marine Chemistry lab 216, Marine Biology Lab 232, or Physical Oceanography Lab 302), and 12 elective credits in Marine Science, at least 6 of which must be at the 300-level or higher. For MSC course descriptions click here.


Biology: Either General Biology with lab (BIL 150, 151), or Evolution & Biodiversity with lab (160, 161)


Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I and II, with labs (CHM 111, 112, 113, 114)


Geological Sciences: Earth System (GSC 110), Earth System History (111), Earth Processes Lab (114), Earth Materials (260), Depositional and Diagenetic Systems (360), Paleontology and Stratigraphy (380), either Geochemistry (410) or Geophysics (420), Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (440), Structural Geology (480), Field Methods (482), and Summer Field Geology (580), as described for Geological Sciences majors. One course in Geological Sciences may fulfill requirements in both Marine Science and Geology.


Mathematics: Calculus I and II (MTH 161, 162) and one semester of a computer programming or statistics course. The following classes are approved to satisfy the computer/statistics requirement: MSC 204, GSC 204, MTH 224, Computer Science 120.


Physics: University Physics (PHY 205, 206, 207, with one lab, either 208 or 209).


English: Composition I and II (ENG 105, 106)


Arts and Humanities cognate (9 credits)

People and Society cognate (9 credits)

Six credits of elective, including 3 at the upper level, to be approved by advisor.

UM Undergrad