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Summer Course Offerings

Summer 2019 Schedule

The summer semester is one 12 week session.  Students typically take one core and one elective course in the summer semester.  Standard full time status requires at least two courses per semester.  The Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography program office reserves the right to cancel a course due to low registration.  If canceled the students will have a choice of switching to a different course or receiving a full refund.

Course Schedule

Capstone, Thesis, Ph.D. Directed Study, Dissertation

M.S. students wishing to register for Capstone or Thesis Credits must have had their proposal accepted by the Oceanographic Campus Program Office. A student who has not had their proposal approved by the program office may have to register for a Directed Independent Study and must contact the Program Office ( for the Course Reference Number (CRN) associated with their major advisor.

Once a proposal has been approved by the Chair of the Department, MS students sequentially register for and complete credits in each succeeding semester until the capstone/thesis is complete and has been successfully defended.  If a student fails to register for any given term without written approval by the Chair of the Department, that student will be withdrawn from the program.

Ph.D. students register for directed study credits if their proposal has not been approved.

Capstone, Thesis, Ph.D. Directed Study, Dissertation Schedule


Course Pages

Learn more about each course by exploring the tentative syllabus, course schedule, learning outcomes, and required textbook material.

Core Courses:

  • Marine Geology
  • Physical Oceanography


  • Bacterial Evolutionary Genetic
  • Corals from the Inside Out: Comparative Histopathology
  • Database Management and Application
  • Invasive Species
  • Marine Environment: Psychological Dimensions
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Tropical Fish Biology
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