B.A. in Marine Science Requirements

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.

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 on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements (71-72 credits)

  1. Required Courses from Marine Science (32):
    • MARE 171-171L Marine Biology-Diversity (3), Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
    • MARE 172 Marine Biology-Cellular Proc (3)
    • MARE 201-201L Oceanography (3), Oceanography Lab (2)
    • MARE 250 Statistical Apps in Marine Sci (3)
    • MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
    • MARE 350-350L Coastal Methods and Analyses (3), Coastal Methods & Analyses Lab (2) or MARE 353-353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses (3), Pelagic Methods & Analyses Lab (2)
    • And one sequence from the following:
      • MARE 470 Senior Thesis Research (3) and MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report (3)
      • MARE 480 Senior Internship (3) plus 3 credits of MARE electives at the 300- or 400-level
      • MARE 495 Senior Seminar (3) plus 3 credits of MARE electives at the 300- or 400-level
  2. Required Courses from Related Fields (21-22):
    • CHEM 124-124L General Chemistry I (3), Gen Chemistry I Lab (1)
    • CHEM 125-125L General Chemistry II (3), Gen Chemistry II Lab (1)
    • PHYS 106-170L College Physics I (3), Gen Phys I Lab (1)
    • MATH 115 Applied Calculus (3) or MATH 205 Calculus I (4)
    • COM 251 Public Speaking (3)
    • ENG 225 Writng for Sci & Technology (3) or ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3)
  3. Electives: 9 credits of electives from Block I and 9 credits from Block II (18).
    • Block I: Choose 9 credits from the following MARE courses, 6 of which must be 300-level or above
      • MARE 240 Small Boat Operations/Research (3)
      • MARE 264 Quest (3)
      • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3)
      • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
      • MARE 350 Coastal Methods and Analyses (3)
      • MARE 360 Marine Resources (3)
      • MARE 364 Advanced Quest (3)
      • MARE 366 Trop Marine Research Investiga (3)
      • MARE 371-371L Biology Of Marine Invertebrate (3), Bio Of Marine Invertebrate Lab (1)
      • MARE 372-372L Biology Of Marine Plants (3), Biology of Marine Plants Lab (1)
      • MARE 390-390L Biology of Marine Mammals (3), Biol of Marine Mammals Lab (1)
      • MARE 394 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
      • MARE 405 Watersheds (3)
      • MARE 410 Marine Debris in the Pacific (3)
      • MARE 434 Teaching Marine Science (3)
      • MARE 435 Marine Field Exper Tchers (3)
      • MARE 440 Physical Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 444 Biological Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 445 Marine Microbial Ecology (3)
      • MARE 446 Phytoplankton (3)
      • MARE 446L Phytoplankton Ecology Lab (2)
      • MARE 460 Marine Conservation (3)
      • MARE 461 Geological Oceanography (3)
      • MARE 484 Biology Of Fishes (3)
      • MARE 484L Biology Of Fishes Laboratory (1)
      • MARE 488 Kuula: Integrated Science (3)
      • MARE 490-490L Sea Turtle Conserv & Ecology (3), Sea Turtle Conserv & Ecol Lab (1)
      • MARE 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
    • Block II. Choose 9 credits from the following courses from related fields, 6 of which must be 300-level or above
      • AG 215 Agro-Environmental Chemistry (3)
      • AGEC 380 Environ Pol & Mgt Hawn Nat Res (3)
      • AGEN 400 Aquaculture Engineering (4)
      • ANTH 447 Marine Anth:Fishers in Oceania (3)
      • AQUA 262 Intro 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 Qual & Aquatic Product (3), Water Qual & Aquatic Prod Lab (1)
      • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)
      • BIOL 275 Fund Microbiology (3)
      • BIOL 275L Microbiology Lab (1)
      • BIOL 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, Com & Culture (3)
      • COM 352 Comm in Small Groups (3)
      • COM 354 Comm in Innovation (3)
      • COM 441 Leadership & Communication (3)
      • COM 444 Public Relations (3)
      • CS 200 Web Technology I (3)
      • CS 300 Web Site Management (3)
      • ECON 380 Natural Resource Env Eco (3)
      • ENG 275 Literature of the Earth (3)
      • ENG 387 Lit of the Environment (3)
      • ENSC/GEOG 436 Environ Politics in Pacific (3)
      • ENSC/GEOG 441 Environmentl Impact Assessment (3)
      • GEOG 300 Climatology (3)
      • GEOG 309 Biogeography (3)
      • GEOG 319 Nat Hazards/Disasters (3)
      • GEOG 326 Natural Resources (3)
      • GEOG 331 Tourism Geographies (3)
      • GEOG 340 Intro to Land Use Planning (3)
      • GEOG 409 Princples of Landscape Ecology (3)
      • GEOG 440 Community Planning (3)
      • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3)
      • GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (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 Envirn & Nat Resou (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)
      • PHIL 323 Professional Ethics (3)
      • POLS 335 Envir Politics & Policy (3)
      • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3)
      • PSY 335 Animal Psychology (3)
      • PSY 369 Evolutionary Psychology (3)
      • PSY 422 Psychology of Sustainability (3)
      • PSY 436 Animal Cognition (3)
      • PSY 437 Marine Mammal Behavior (3)
      • SOC 305 Org Theory & Analysis (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Marine Science

120 credits required.

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 wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.