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2013-2014 APU Catalog 
2013-2014 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marine Biology, B.S.

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The B.S. in Marine Biology provides you with expertise in the biological sciences applied to marine environments, systems, and resources.  The degree includes coursework in the physical and natural sciences, marine biology, policy conservation, mathematics, and statistics, as well as practicum, research methods, and a culminating senior project.  Marine Biology majors are equipped with knowledge, skills, and methodologies necessary for graduate study in marine sciences.  They are also prepared to enter professional careers with private consulting firms, non-governmental organizations, and public agencies at the state and federal levels. 

As a graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with demonstrated achievement in APU’s Essential Competencies:  Effective Communication; Critical Thinking; Cultural & Historical Perspective; Scientific Inquiry; and Ethical Engagement.

Foundational Studies (32-40 credits)

  • EC Written Communication** (WRIT 20100) (4)
  • EC Presentation & Media Literacy (from 10000-20000 level COMM) (3-4)
  • CT Critical Thinking (from 10000-20000 level CRIT) (3-4)
  • CT Computation** (MT 10100, BAM 10500, or higher placement) (3-4)
  • CH Intellectual Traditions (from 10000-20000 level PH/HI) (4)
  • CH Creative Endeavors (from 10000-20000 level HUM) (4)
  • CH Intercultural & Spiritual Understandings (from 10000-20000 level RS/CS) (3-4)
  • SI Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry (from 10000-20000 level SC w/ lab) (4)
  • SI Social/Behavioral Scientific Inquiry (various) (3-4)
  • EE Social Responsibility (LS 10200) (2)
  • EE Personal Responsibility (from 10000-20000 OS/PE or BAM 20400) (1-2)

                       [†  Foundational Studies requirement satisfied by Major Studies]

                       [ **  Minimum grade of ‘C’ (defined as C+, C, C-) must be earned]

Self-Determined Studies (varies)

  •  Students are encouraged to expand on Marine Biology electives, take a minor, or undertake an Eco League exchange to distinguish their program of study.

Minimum Graduation Credit Hour Requirement: 128

Marine Biology Electives - Lower Division

Select one course: (optional)

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