University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2014–2015

Marine Science Minor

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27 semester hours in Marine Science

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
  1. Required Courses from Marine Science (15 semester hours)
    • MARE 171 Marine Biology-Diversity (3)
    • MARE 172 Marine Biology-Cellular Processes (3)
    • MARE 201 Oceanography (3)
    • MARE 265 Marine Ecology and Evolution (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
  2. Electives: choose 12 semester hours from the following courses
    • 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 Coastal Methods and Analysis with Lab (5) or MARE 353–353L Pelagic Methods and Analysis with Lab (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 with Lab (4)
    • MARE 372–372L Biology of Marine Plants with Lab (4)
    • MARE 390–390L Biology of Marine Mammals with Lab (4)
    • MARE 394A–394Z Special Topics in Marine Science (1–3)
    • 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 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 461 Geological Oceanography (3)
    • MARE 484 Biology of Fishes (3)
    • MARE 484L Biology of Fishes Lab (1)
    • MARE 488 Ku Ľula (3)
    • MARE 490–490L Marine Reptile Conservation and Ecology with Lab (4)
    • MARE 494A–494Z Special Topics in Marine Science (1–3)