BA or BS in Marine Biology

The marine biology degree program at Central Methodist University is all about quality of life... not just the quality of the aquatic world. It begins with a strong interest in life sciences. The marine biology major gives CMU students an opportunity to explore life in the oceans, both in the classroom and through hands-on experiences. The major combines work on campus with summer work at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Miss. and other locations.

Common Core: See common core requirements
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
 9 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines. 3 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Science: See guidelines. 3-4 hours
BA Foreign Language (a single language)BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines. 6-8 hours
Marine Biology Major Requirements (34 Hours)
Required Courses in Biology (14 Hours):
BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L (1)
BI102 General Biology (3) and BI102L (1)
SC225 Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)
SC425 Science Seminar (1) (Capstone)

Additional courses in Biology (4): Cannot include courses listed in the column to the right. 
Guided Elective Course Requirements (20 hours): (These courses are offered only during the summer sessions at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Miss.)
Marine Science I: Oceanography (physical, chemical, biological & geological) (5)
Marine Science II: Marine Biology (5)
Marine Microbiology (5)
Marine Ecology (5)
Salt Marsh Plant Ecology (4)
Comparative Histology of Marine Organisms (6)
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (6)
Coastal Ecology For Teachers (4)
Marine Aquaculture (6)
Marine Chemistry (4)
Marine Mammals (5)
Marine Physiology (4)
Marine Ichthyology (6)
Fauna and Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes (5)
Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)
Last updated: 05/19/2020