Marine Science (Minor)
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The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a minor in Marine Science to majors in any field except marine science or natural resources with a concentration in marine and coastal resources. The minor provides a means of recognition for students who desire a deeper understanding of the world’s ocean.
Requirements for Admission and Completion of the Minor
- Students must have completed MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography with a letter grade of C or better and have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be admitted into the minor.
- For completion, students must complete MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography, MEA 210 Oceanography Lab and MEA 250 Introduction to Coastal Environments and at least 9 additional credit hours from the list of minor elective courses. All course work must be letter-graded and completed with a C or better.
Students must have completed MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography with a letter grade of C or better and have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be admitted into the minor. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.
Room 4136 Jordan Hall
SIS Code: 17MRM
|MEA 200||Introduction to Oceanography||3|
|MEA 210||Oceanography Lab||1|
|MEA 250||Introduction to Coastal Environments||3|
|Select 9 credits from the following:||9|
|Introduction to Coastal Environments Laboratory|
|Biology of Marine Mammals (Semester @ CMAST course)|
|Geochemistry of Natural Waters|
|Marine Conservation Biology (Semester @ CMAST course)|
|Marine Sediment Transport|
|Principles of Biological Oceanography|
|Marine Physical-Biological Interactions|
|Field Investigation of Coastal Processes|
|Principles of Physical Oceanography|
|Observational Methods and Data Analysis in Marine Physics|
|Ocean Circulation Systems|
|Ecology of coastal Resources|
MEA 470 Introduction to Geophysics
|Exploration and Engineering Geophysics|
|Principles of Chemical Oceanography|
|Worldwide River and Delta Systems: Their Evolution and Human Impacts|
|Special Topics in MEAS 1|
Enrollment in special topics courses should be approved by the minor coordinator in advance to ensure they are appropriate and relevant to the minor.