Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue

Marine Biology, B.S.


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https://uncw.edu/bio/  J. Jarvis (coordinator)

The Marine Biology program is a unique baccalaureate degree 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, research and consulting careers available to one with the baccalaureate degree.

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 BIO 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:

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. 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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