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Marine Biology Minor

The marine biology minor focuses on the life processes of marine organisms and is intended for students interested in the field as a complement to their major curriculum. Biology majors can take the marine biology minor with no additional prerequisites outside of those required for the biology major. Students in other majors who have taken the appropriate prerequisites may also pursue this minor. This minor is available to PALS (day) students only. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the marine biology major and marine ecology minor.

Marine Biology Minor Requirements (17 credits)

Core Courses (8 credits)

  • MBIO 2410 Marine Biology/Lab (4 credits)
  • MBIO 2500 Oceanography/Lab (4 credits)

Minor Electives (9 credits)

  • BIOL 3200 General Ecology/Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 3300 Invertebrate Zoology/Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 3311 Vertebrate Zoology/Lab (4 credits)
  • MBIO 3450 Survey of Marine Mammals (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3500 Food Web Dynamics (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3600 Plankton Ecology (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3700 Biology of Fishes/Lab (4 credits)
  • MBIO 3750 Coral Reefs and Coral Communities (3 credits)
  • MBIO 3800 Island Biogeography (3 credits) AND MBIO 3801 Island Biogeography Field Course (1 credit)
  • MBIO 3910 Sharks and Their Relatives (3 credits)
  • MBIO 4260 Ecology of the Galapagos Islands (3 credits) AND MBIO 4261 Ecology of the
  • Galapagos Islands Field Trip (1 credit)
  • MBIO 4900 Special Topics in Marine Biology (1'Äì3 credits)
  • SCIE 4490 Research Methods (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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