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 officially enroll in the Minor program, students should see Dr. Carrie Thomas, 4136 Jordan Hall, 919.515.7839, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 three of 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|
|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.