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Marine Science


College: College of Science and Mathematics

Department: Biological Sciences


The undergraduate minor in Marine Science introduces students to the global importance of marine ecosystems, their role in driving global biogeochemical cycles, and their significance to society as a source of food and in regulating climate. Students learn about the ocean’s biodiversity, from microbes to whales; its varied habitats, from intertidal to blue water; and the complex physical and biological processes that shape marine ecosystems.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each course.

Please consult with your advisor if you plan on pursuing a minor in Marine Science.