Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year 
    Mar 19, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marine Science Major (B.S.)

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Students pursuing this program must complete a minimum of one semester or two five-week summer terms at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab located on Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay. The Sea Lab is operated by the Marine Environmental Science Consortium of which Samford is an active member. At least one year (preferably more) of biology is required before any upper-level course in marine science may be taken. Alternately, a student may complete the necessary marine biology courses to satisfy a minor in marine science.

Required Courses

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 46-49 Credits

Marine Science Major: 36 Credits

General Electives: 21-24 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

* CHEM 315 & 316 are being phased out, but sections may still be available. See the 2015-16 catalog for course descriptions.

** Substitutions of other marine science courses must be approved by program director.

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