Marine Chemistry Requirements

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) 
11:628:320 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (4) 
11:628:364 Oceanographic Methods and Data Analysis (3) 
01:628:472 Chemical Oceanography (4) 
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 Special Problems in Marine Science 11:628:49_ (credits by arrangement) or adviser-approved equivalent independent research or cooperative education placement which includes both oral and written presentations of scientific results. Requirement for SEBS students is 6 credits total; for SAS students 3 credits total. 
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 
11:628:304 Coral Reef Ecology (3) 
11:628:305 Tropical Marine Conservation (4)Δ 
11:628:309 Fishery Science (3) 
11:628:317 Aquaculture (3)Δ 
11:628:340 Identification of Marine Invertebrates (2)Δ 
11:628:341 Hydrothermal Vents (3) 
11:628:342 Marine Conservation (3) 
11:628:451 Physical Oceanography (4) 
11:628:462 Ocean Ecology (4) 
Δ These courses may alternatively be counted toward the Experience-Based Education requirement.