University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2014–2015

B.A. in Marine Science Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements

  1. Required Courses from Marine Science:
    • MARE 171–171L Marine Biology—Diversity (4)
    • MARE 172 Marine Biology—Cellular Processes (3)
    • MARE 201–201L Oceanography (5)
    • MARE 250 Statistical Applications in Marine Science (3)
    • MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
    • MARE 350–350L Coastal Methods and Analyses (5) or MARE 353-353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses (5)
    • And ONE sequence from the following:
      • MARE 470 Senior Thesis (3) and MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report (3)
      • MARE 480 Senior Internship (3) plus 3 semester hours of MARE electives at the 300-400 level
      • MARE 495 Senior Seminar PLUS 3 semester hours of MARE Electives at the 300-400 level
  2. Required Courses from Related Fields:
    • CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I (4)
    • CHEM 125–125L General Chemistry II (4)
    • PHYS 106–170L College Physics I (4)
    • MATH 115 (3) or 205 Applied Calculus or Calculus I (4)
    • COM 251 Public Speaking (3)
    • ENG 225 Writing for Science and Technology (3), or ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric
  3. Electives: 9 Semester Hours of Electives from Group 1 and 9 semester hours from Group 2
    • Group 1 Electives: Choose 9 semester hours from the following MARE courses, 6 of which must be 300-level or above
      • MARE 240 Small Boat Operations in Research (3)
      • MARE 264 Quantitative Underwater Ecological Survey Techniques (QUEST) (3)
      • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3)
      • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
      • MARE 350-350L (5) Coastal Methods and Analyses or 353-353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses (5)
      • MARE 360 Marine Resources (3)
      • MARE 364 Advanced QUEST (3)
      • MARE 366 Tropical Marine Research Investigations (3)
      • MARE 371–371L Biology of Marine Invertebrates and Lab (4)
      • MARE 372–372L Biology of Marine Plants and Lab (4)
      • MARE 390–390L Biology of Marine Mammals (4)
      • MARE 394A–Z Special Topics in Marine Science (1–3)
      • MARE 405 Watersheds (3)
      • MARE 410 Marine Debris in the Pacific (3)
      • MARE 434 Teaching Marine Science (3)
      • MARE 435 Marine Field Experience for Teachers (3)
      • MARE 440 Physical Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 444 Biological Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 445 Marine Microbial Ecology (3)
      • MARE 446 Phytoplankton Ecology (3)
      • MARE 446L Phytoplankton Ecology (1)
      • MARE 460 Marine Conservation (3)
      • MARE 461 Geological Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 484 Biology of Fishes (3)
      • MARE 484L Biology of Fishes Lab (1)
      • MARE 488 Ku Ľula: Integrated Science (3)
      • MARE 490–490L (4) Sea Turtle Conservation and Lab
      • MARE 494A–Z (1-3) Special Topics in Marine Science
    • Group 2 Electives: Choose 9 semester hours from the following courses from related fields, 6 of which must be 300-level or above
      • AG 215 Agro-Environmental Chemistry and Lab (3)
      • AGEC 380 Environmental Policy and Management of Hawaiian Natural Resources (3)
      • AGEN 400 Aquacultural Engineering (4)
      • ANTH 447 Marine Anthropology: Fisheries in Oceania (3)
      • AQUA 262 Introduction to Aquaculture (3)
      • AQUA 352 Aquaculture of Fishes(3)
      • AQUA 352L Aquaculture of Fishes Lab (1)
      • AQUA 353 Invertebrate & Algae Culture (3)
      • AQUA 353L Cultures of Invertebrates Lab (1)
      • AQUA 425, 425L Water Quality and Aquatic Productivity and Lab (4)
      • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)
      • BIOL 275 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3)
      • BIOL 275L Microbiology Lab (1)
      • BIO 309  Biogeography (3)
      • BIOL 357 Evolution (3)
      • BIOL 357L Evolutionary Genetics Lab (1)
      • BIOL 375 Biology of Microorganisms (3)
      • BIOL 375L Biology of Microorganisms Lab (1)
      • BIOL 381 Conservation Biology (3)
      • BIOL 437 Marine Mammal Behavior (3)
      • BIOL 443 Ecological Animal Physiology (3)
      • BIOL 466 Genetics (3)
      • BIOL 466L Genetics lab (2)
      • BIOL 467 Ecological Genetics (3)
      • CHEM 487 Environmental Toxicology (3)
      • COM 344 Sustainability, Communication, and Culture (3)
      • COM 352 Communication in Small Groups (3)
      • COM 354 Communication in Innovation (3)
      • COM 441 Leadership and Communication (3)
      • COM 444 Public Relations (3)
      • CS 200 Web Technology (3)
      • CS 300 Web Site Management (3)
      • ECON 380 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (3)
      • ENG 275 Literature of the Earth (3)
      • ENG 387 Literature of the Environment (3)
      • ENG 487 Technical Writing (3)
      • ENSC 436/GEOG 436 Environment and Politics in the Pacific (3)
      • ENSC 441/GEOG 441 Environmental Impact Assessment (3)
      • GEOG 300 Climatology (3)
      • GEOG 309 Biogeography (3)
      • GEOG 319 Natural Hazards and Disasters (3)
      • GEOG 326 Natural Resources (3)
      • GEOG 331 Tourism Geographies (3)
      • GEOG 340 Principles of Land Use Planning (3)
      • GEOG 409 Principles of Landscape Ecology (3)
      • GEOG 440 Advanced Environmental Planning (3)
      • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing and Air Photo Interpretation (3)
      • GEOG 480 Geographic Information Systems and Computer Mapping (3)
      • GEOL 250 Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
      • GEOL 344 Coastal Geology (3)
      • GEOL 360 Surface Water (3)
      • GEOL 445 GIS for Geology (3)
      • GEOL 460 Groundwater (3)
      • HORT 263 Hydroponics (3)
      • MATH 407 Intro To Numerical Analysis I (3)
      • MATH 408 Intro To Numerical Analysis II (3)
      • NRES 230 Philippines Environment & Nat Resources (3)
      • NRES 320 Environ Issues in Asia-Pacific (3)
      • NRES 410 Invasive Species & Ecosystems (3)
      • NRES 420 Hydrology and Watershed Mgmt (3)
      • NRES 425 Marine Biogeochemistry (3)
      • NRES 430 GIS Application in Nat Res Mgt (3)
      • NRES 455 Pac Climate Change Adaptation (3)
      • PHIL 323 Professional Ethics (3)
      • PHIL 390 History & Phil of Science (3)
      • PHIL 392 Biology & Philosophy (3)
      • POLS 342 International Law (3)
      • NRES 320 Environmental Issues in Asia–Pacific (3)
      • PHIL 323 Professional Ethics (3)
      • POLS 335 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)
      • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3)
      • PSY 335 Animal Psychology (3)
      • PSY 335L Animal Psychology Lab (1)
      • PSY 369 Evolutionary Psychology (3)
      • PSY 422 Psychology of Sustainability (3)
      • PSY 436 Animal Cognition (3)
      • PSY 437 Marine Mammal Behavior (3)
      • SOC 305 Organizational Theory and Analysis (3)
    • Group 3 Electives including enough 300/400-level semester hours to meet university baccalaureate degree requirements for this major (see Note 2 below)
      • Total: 27-28 credits
    • GROUP 4  Writing Intensive and Hawaiian Pan Pacific
      • Three Writing Intensive courses (one 300 level or above) and three semester hours of H/A/P courses are required for graduation.
      • Total: Varies

Total Minimum Semester Credits for the B.A. in Marine Science

120 Semester Credits

Notes

  1. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in all required courses and prerequisite courses.
  2. The upper division credits needed for graduation for all degrees in Marine Science are met in the process of completing the degrees.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Science, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this catalog.)
  4. Students should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.

    Rev. 3/12/13