• Marine Biology 1
  • Marine Biology 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.

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)

    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 hours
    A. Choose one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)
      OR
    • PL 204. Medical Ethics (3)

    B. Any one of the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, the following:
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1)
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)

    C. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 11 hours
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)
      OR
    • BY 104. Principles of Biology (4)
      AND
    • MH 114. Precalculus Trigonometry (3) or higher math

    For majors in Chemistry, Biological or Environmental Sciences:

    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3) 
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours
    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)

    Biology, Conservation and Field Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Sciences Basic Curriculum

    • BY 212. General Botany (4)
    • BY 222. General Zoology (4)
    • CH 112. General Chemistry II (4)
  • Marine Biology Program Requirements

    Core Curriculum for Marine Biology: 25 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)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)

    Marine Biology: 28 hours

    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)
    • PH 202. College Physics II (4)

    Electives: 20 hours

    Courses at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

    Choose at least twelve (12) hours from the following:
    • BY 414. Marine Botany (4)
    • BY 424. Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 425. Marine Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 426. Coastal Ornithology (4)
    • BY 427 - DUPLICATE. Marine Behavioral Ecology (4)
    • BY 451. Marine Ecology (4)
    • BY 460. Oceanography (4)
    • BY 464. Coastal Wetlands Ecology (4)
    • BY 465. Ecology of the Florida Everglades (2)
    • BY 495. Research in Biology (3)
    • EN 340. Coastal Zone Management (2)
    • Approved DISL electives
    Additional On Campus Electives
    • BY 367. Independent Study in Marine Biology (1-8)
    • BY 404. Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
    • BY 410. Field Botany (4)
    • BY 416. Endangered Species of Alabama (3)
    • BY 417. Invasive Species of Alabama (3)
    • BY 420. Field Zoology (4)
    • BY 428. Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 456. Ecological Restoration (3)
    • BY 458. Subtropical Ecology (4)
    • BY 471. Biochemistry I (4)
    • BY 495. Research in Biology (3)
    • EN 360. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • EN 480. Environmental Law (3)
    • GE 370. Environmental Geology (4)