University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.S. 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 lasting 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
    • MARE 172 Marine Biology–Cellular Processes
    • MARE 201–201L Oceanography
    • MARE 250 Statistical Applications in Marine Science
    • MARE 250L Statistical Applications in Marine Science Lab
    • MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution
    • MARE 350–350L Coastal Methods and Analyses or MARE 353–353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses
    • MARE 425 Chemical Oceanography
    • MARE 440 Physical Oceanography
    • MARE 461 Geological Oceanography
    • MARE 470 Senior Thesis Research
    • MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report
  2. Required Courses from Related Fields
    • CHEM 124–124L General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 125–125L General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 241–241L Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 242–242L Organic Chemistry II
    • GEOL 111 Understanding the Earth
    • PHYS 170–170L College Physics I
    • PHYS 171–171L College Physics II
    • MATH 205 Calculus I
    • MATH 206 Calculus II
    • COM 251 Public Speaking
    • ENG 225 Writing for Science and Technology
  3. Required Electives: Choose 9 semester hours from the following MARE courses
    • MARE 240 Small Boat Operations in Research (3)
    • MARE 264 Quantitative Underwater Ecological Survey Techniques (QUEST) (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
    • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3)
    • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
    • MARE 350 Coastal Methods and Analyses (5) or MARE 353 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 (4) Biology of Marine Invertebrates and Lab
    • MARE 372–372L (4) Biology of Marine Plants and Lab
    • MARE 390–390L (4) Biology of Marine Mammals and Lab
    • MARE 394A–Z (1–3) Special Topics in Marine Science
    • 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 Lab (1)
    • MARE 460 Marine Conservation (3)
    • MARE 484 Biology of Fishes (3)
    • MARE 484L Biology of Fishes Lab (1)
    • MARE 488 Ku Ľula: Integrated Science (3)
    • MARE 490–490L Marine Reptile Conservation and Ecology and lab (4)
    • MARE 494A–Z Special Topics in Marine Science (1–3)
    • AGEN 400 Aquacultural Engineering (4)
    • AQUA 262 Introduction to Aquaculture (3)
    • AQUA 425–425L Water Quality and Aquatic Productivity and Lab (4)
    • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)
    • ECON 380 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (3)
    • GEOG 340 Principles of Land Use Planning (3)
    • GEOG 440 Advanced Environmental Planning (3)
    • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing and Air Photo Interpretation (3)
    • GEOG 480 Geographic Information Systems and Visualization (3)
    • GEOL 344 Coastal Geology (3)
    • POLS 335 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)

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

120 Semester Credits

Notes

  1. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in all required courses and prerequisite courses.
  2. Upper division credits needed for graduation with a B.S. degree in Marine Science are 9.
  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. This information is found in the Course Listings in this Catalog.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.