This option prepares students for professional opportunities or graduate study in oceanography or chemistry. Depending on their choice of electives, students also may fulfill the requirements of a major in chemistry.

Graduation Requirements for the Major

  • Students majoring in Marine Science must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.
  • All students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences must complete the SEBS Core Requirements, plus the additional Major requirements below.
  • All students in the School of Arts and Sciences must complete the SAS Core Requirements, plus the additional Major requirements below.
  • Professional Ethics: Ethical issues in marine sciences are addressed throughout the program in both introductory and advanced courses, especially within the framework of the experience-based educational requirement.
Marine Chemistry option
Required courses (credits)
- 01:119:115-116 General Biology (4,4)
- 01:119:117 Biological Research Laboratory (2)
- 01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)
- 01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)
- 01:160:251 Analytical Chemistry (3)
- 01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)
- 01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
- 01:160:327-328 Physical Chemistry (4,4) or 01:160:341-342 Physical Chemistry of Biochemical Systems (3,3)
- 01:160:329 Experimental Physical Chemistry (2.5)
- 01:160:348 Instrumental Analysis (3)
- 11:628:120 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
- 11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (4)
- 11:628:363 Oceanographic Methods Data Analysis: Biol & Chem (3) or 11:628:364 Oceanographic Methods Data Analysis: Geophysical (3)
- 01:628:472 Chemical Oceanography (3)
- 01:640:151-152 Calculus for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (4,4)
- 01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
- 01:750:203-204 General Physics (3,3)
- 01:750:205-206 General Physics Laboratory (1,1)
- 01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)
Experience-Based Education (6). Consult the Undergraduate Program Director for more information
One of the following
- 11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Science (3)
- 11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)
- 11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)
- 11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
- 01:460:101 Introductory Geology (4)
- 01:460:401 Introduction to Geochemistry (4)
- 01:460:417 Environmental Geochemistry (3)
- 11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
- 11:670:451 Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Atmosphere (3)
At least 3 credits from the following
- 11:628:2__ Topics in Marine Science (1.5)Δ
- 01:959:320 Coral Reef Research (4)Δ
- 11:628:309 Fishery Science (3)
- 11:628:317 Aquaculture (3)Δ
- 11:628:345 Scientific Diving I (3)Δ
- 11:628:346 Scientific Diving II (3)Δ
- 11:628:341 Hydrothermal Vents (3)
- 11:628:451 Physical Oceanography (4)
- 11:628:461 Biology Ocean: Water Column Ecosystems (3) or 11:628:462 Biology Ocean: Boundary Ecosystems (3)
Δ These courses may alternatively be counted toward the Experience-Based Education requirement.