BS Major in Marine Biology

As of Fall 2023, courses of study in Bachelor of Science Major in Marine Biology have been discontinued for future enrollments. However, students currently enrolled in these programs will be supported as they complete their degrees or as they transition to other academic programs.

B.S., Major in Marine Biology

Major requirements*

  • BIOL111 Biology 1 (4 hours)
  • BIOL112 Biology 2 (4 hours)
  • BIOL216 Cell Biology (5 hours)
  • BIOL230 Genetics and Evolution (4 hours)
  • BIOL305 Marine Biology (5 hours)
  • BIOL361 Marine Biology Seminar (minimum 2 credit hours) (1 hour)
  • BIOL461 Seminar in Biology (1 hour)

A minimum of 8 credit hours of course work in marine biology will be taken at a marine biological field station. Both the course work and field station must receive prior approval in order to be considered for fulfillment of degree requirements. These courses count as courses taken on the campus of Southwestern College in fulfilling graduation requirements.

Cognate Requirements

  • CHEM111 General Chemistry 1 (4 hours)
  • CHEM112 General Chemistry 2 (4 hours)
  • CHEM221 Organic Chemistry 1 (5 hours)
  • MATH215 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (3 hours)
  • PHYS201 College Physics 1 (4 hours) or 211 General Physics 1 (5 hours)
  • PHYS202 College Physics 2 (4 hours) or 212 General Physics 2 (5 hours)

*2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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