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  • Marine Biology Comprehensive Program Requirements

    Degree programs within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, the appropriate core curriculum for their major as listed below and the major curriculum.

    Core Curriculum for Biology, Biology Comprehensive (both tracks), and Marine Biology Majors: 24 hours 

    BY 308 . Seminar in Biology (1) 
    BY 340 . Microbiology (4) 
    BY 380 . Genetics (4) 
    BY 400 . Senior Seminar (1) 
    BY 450 . Ecology (4) 
    BY 472 . Cell Biology (4) 
    BY 490 . Evolutionary Theory (3) 
    BY 495 . Research in Biology (3)

    Marine Biology Comprehensive: 60 hours 

    Core Curriculum (24) 
    GE 102 . Physical Geology (4) 
    GE 370 . Environmental Geology (4) 
    PH 201 . College Physics I (4) 
    PH 202 . College Physics II (4)

    Electives from the following list: 20 hours

    Twenty hours of 300 or 400 level courses from the list below or other approved electives. Must include at least 12 hours from courses at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). 
    BY 367 . Independent Study in Marine Biology (1-8) * 
    BY 413 . Advanced Plant Biology (4) 
    BY 414 . Marine Botany (4) * 
    BY 420 . Field Zoology (4) 
    BY 424 . Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4) * 
    BY 425 . Marine Vertebrate Zoology (4) * 
    BY 426 . Coastal Ornithology (4) * 
    BY 427 . Marine Behavioral Ecology (4) * 
    BY 428 . Vertebrate Zoology (4) 
    BY 451 . Marine Ecology (4) * 
    BY 452 . Marsh Ecology (4) * 
    BY 460 . Oceanography (4) * 
    EN 340 . Coastal Zone Management (2) *

    Note(s): 

    * Indicates courses taught at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab