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Program Overview: Marine Biology Specialization

This major requires 40 semester hours in biology, including:

Biological Foundations

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Marine Biology
  • Ecology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Biological Theory

Students must also fulfill the following non-biological requirements:

  • Chemistry (16 semester hours)
  • Calculus (Note prerequisites)
  • Physics (4 semester hours)
  • Theology or Philosophy (Bioethics or Environmental Ethics)

For a full listing of requirements, including course numbers, visit

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