Students are expected to complete the writing requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H, or S).

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
CHM 2045
2045L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
4
Select one: 4
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking)  
Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (State Core Gen Ed Mathematics) 1  
OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 3
 Credits14
Semester Two
CHM 2046
2046L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
4
Select one: 3-4
Elective
 
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (if needed)  
State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
State Core Gen Ed Humanities 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits16-17
Semester Three
BSC 2010
2010L
Integrated Principles of Biology 1
and Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological Sciences)
4
GLY 3083C Fundamentals of Marine Sciences (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 3
Select one: 3-4
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2  
Introduction to Statistics 1 (Gen Ed Mathematics)  
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
Gen Ed Humanities 3
 Credits16-17
Semester Four
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
BSC 2011
2011L
Integrated Principles of Biology 2
and Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological Sciences)
4
Select one: 4-5
Physics 1
and Laboratory for Physics 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
 
Physics with Calculus 1
and Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking)
 
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
 Credits14-15
Semester Five
Select one: 4-5
Physics 2
and Laboratory for Physics 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
 
Physics with Calculus 2
and Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2 (Critical Tracking)
 
ZOO 4403C Marine Biology 4
Foreign language 5
Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Semester Six
GLY 4726 Geochemical Oceanography 3
PCB 4460
Biodiversity and Ecology Field Immersion (Critical Tracking)
or Marine Ecological Processes
3-4
Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
Foreign language 5
 Credits14-15
Semester Seven
Marine sciences core elective 3-4
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences; Critical Tracking 3
Approved elective 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
 Credits15-16
Semester Eight
Approved electives 9
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major) 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-126

Approved Electives

Marine Sciences Core Elective

Select one:3-4
Physical Geology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
Historical Geology (Gen Ed Physical Sciences)
Oceans and Global Climate Change (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Evolution of Earth and Life (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Earth Materials 1
Special Topics (Physical Oceanography) 1

Approved Marine Sciences Electives

Select 12 credits (minimum):12
Special Topics (Physical Oceanography) 1
Deltas and Humans
Biology of Fishes
Introduction to Fishery Science
Aquariums, Water and Aquaculture
Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Marine Adaptations )
Oceans and Global Climate Change (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Evolution of Earth and Life (Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
Earth Materials 1
Paleontology
Geophysics
Sedimentary Geology
Coastal Morphology and Processes
Special Topics in Geology (Deltas and Humans )
Special Topics in Geology (Estuarine Systems )
Invertebrate Biodiversity

Additional Electives | With Instructor Permission

EOC 6196Littoral Processes3
EOC 6934Advanced Topics in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering3
FAS 5276CField Ecology of Aquatic Organisms4
GLY 5255Organic Geochemistry and Geobiology3
FAS 6171Applied Phycology3
GLY 5558CSedimentology3
GLY 5736Marine Geology3
GLY 5786LTopics in Field Geology (Bahamas)2
GLY 6075Global Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future3
GLY 6425Tectonics3
GLY6726Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems (instructor permission required).
GLY 6932Special Topics in Geology (Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems)3
OCP 6050Physical Oceanography3
OCP 6168Data Analysis Techniques for Coastal and Ocean Engineers3
OCP 6295Estuarine and Shelf Hydrodynamics I3
ZOO 4926Special Topics in Zoology (Biology of Sea Turtles)1-4
ZOO 6456CIchthyology4