May 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Marine Biology, B.S.


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Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete either BIO 495  or BIOL 495 .

Applied Learning Requirement:


To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or the B.S. degree in Marine Biology a student must successfully complete one of the following: honors in any science department (BIO 499 , CHM 499 , EVS 499 , GLY 499 , MAT 499 , PSY 499 , PHY 499 ); directed individual study involving hands-on experience in any science department (BIO 291 , BIO 491 BIO 495 , CHM 491 , EVS 491 , GLY 491 , MAT 491 , PSY 491 , PHY 491 ); BIO 498 , BIO 493 ; formal student teaching experience taken for UNCW credit (e.g. EDNL 406 , EDN 409 , EDN 411 ); BIO 480  or BIOL 495 .

Marine Biology Option:


Must complete general requirements for B.S. Degree in Marine Biology . Additionally, a minimum of 13 hours chosen from BIO courses numbered above 299. At least one must be a laboratory course. No more than 10 hours from BIO 480 , BIO 491 , BIO 493 , BIO 498 , and BIO 499  can be counted towards the 13 elective hours.

The UNCW marine biology curriculum is a unique baccalaureate program in the university system. It includes a strong foundation of biology with an emphasis in marine biology at the junior and senior levels. Full use is made of the natural laboratory provided by the adjacent Atlantic Ocean through extensive field work in many marine biology and biology courses. The curriculum is flexible enough to meet the individual needs of the student enabling preparation for graduate studies or for teaching and research careers available to one with the baccalaureate degree.

Total: 75 hours


Marine Conservation Option:


Must complete general requirements for B.S. Degree in Marine Biology  and BIO 466 .

The Marine Conservation option provides a B.S. Marine Biology degree plan that is designed for students primarily interested in the biological aspects of conservation science in marine environments (e.g., community ecology, population biology, biogeography, conservation genetics and assessment of threatened or endangered species and habitats).

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