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Marine Biology Courses

Biology Requirements

  • BIO 100 - First Year Seminar Credits: 1
  • BIO 150 - Biology I: Cells and Genetics Credits: 4
  • BIO 151 - Biology II: Animal Biology Credits: 4
  • BIO 250 - Biology III: Plants, Ecology and Evolution Credits: 4
  • BIO 260 - Introduction to Research in Biology Credits: 2
  • BIO 316 - Modern Genetics Credits: 4
  • BIO 491 - Senior Seminar: Topics in Biology Credits: 2

Electives
Students select an additional 26 credits of biology electives in consultation with their advisor. These electives must include at least one upper-level plant course (e.g., botany, plant anatomy and physiology, ecology or approved Au Sable course) and at least three upper-level (300- or above) biology courses.

Required Mathematics and Support Courses

  • CHE 111 - Principles of Chemistry I Credits: 4
  • CHE 112 - Principles of Chemistry II Credits: 4
  • MAT 220 - Biostatistics Credits: 4

Marine Biology Concentration (BS)

  • BIO 230 - Introduction to Marine Science Credits: 4
  • BIO 331 - Marine Biology Institute Credits: 4
  • Biology Electives (10 Credits) Approved by the Department
  • BIO 310 - Ecology and courses from the Marine Studies Consortium or Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies are strongly recommended.