New Marine Biology Course Offerings

Check out the Biology program’s newest field courses that involve swimming and diving in marine environments:

323 Tropical Marine Ecosystems (1 credit)

A field course that exposes students to the major tropical marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove swamps, rocky and sandy shores, where they will conduct taxonomic identifications and behavioral observations. Swimming and snorkeling required. Five nine-hour days of lecture and field trips (typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). In the event a field trip(s) is canceled due to weather, the trips(s) will be made up on subsequent Saturdays during the fall semester. Prerequisite: BIO 310 and ability to swim. (special fee) (Alternate years: Fall)

474 Marine Biology Seminar (3 credits)

A capstone course for students specializing in Marine Biology. Presentation of reports, discussion, lectures on selected topic(s) in the field of marine science. Design, implementation and presentation of a research project. Three-hour lecture weekly, one Saturday field trip required. Prerequisite: Marine Biology Specialization and BIO 310 or permission of instructor. (Alternate years: Fall)