Marine Science Minor

The minor offers a broad exposure to Marine Science with a biological orientation and is desirable for:

  • Teaching; for example, in conjunction with the Natural Sciences degree.
  • Marine ecotourism or marine recreation careers; for example, in conjunction with a major in Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Geography, or Hawaiian Studies.
  • Graduate school preparation in a specialized branch of a primary science with an emphasis in Marine Science; for example, in conjunction with a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics

Requirements (27 credits):

  1. Required Courses from Marine Science (15):
    • MARE 171 Marine Biology-Diversity (3)
    • MARE 172 Marine Biology-Cellular Proc (3)
    • MARE 201 Oceanography (3)
    • MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
  2. Electives: choose 12 credits from the following courses
    • MARE 240 Small Boat Operations/Research (3)
    • MARE 264 Quest (3)
    • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3)
    • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
    • MARE 350-350L Coastal Methods and Analyses (3), Coastal Methods & Analyses Lab (2) or MARE 353-353L Pelagic Methods and Analyses (3), Pelagic Methods & Analyses Lab (2)
    • 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 425 Chemical Oceanography (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)