Degree Requirements - B.S. in Marine Biology

For matriculation in the marine biology curriculum, successful completion of secondary school courses in elementary algebra and plane geometry and a year of science are required.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in marine biology must complete the courses outlined below.

 

Semester 1 (18 cr.)

 

MBIO2209/MBIO2219

Intro to Marine Biology & Lab

4

CHEM1201

General Chemistry I

3

CHEM1203

General Chemistry I Lab

1

MATH2337

Applied Statistics I

3

ENWR1101

Academic Writing

3

FRSH1000

Freshman Seminar

1
CSCI1105

Survey: Comp & Software

3

 

Semester 2 (18 cr.)

 

ENVR1111/ENVR1112

Oceanography & Lab

4

CHEM1202

General Chemistry II

3

CHEM1204

General Chemistry II Lab

1

MATH_________

1 Mathematics Sequence

4

ENWR1102

Academic Research & Writing

3

CORE3004

Global Issues

3

 

Semester 3 (16 cr.)

 

BIOL1251

General Biology I

4
BIOL1253

General Biology Lab I

0

CHEM2261

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM2263

Organic Chemistry I Lab

2

ENGL2201

Masterpieces of World Lit. I

3

MATH_________

1 Mathematics Sequence

4
 

SEMESTER 4 (16 cr.)

 

BIOL1252

General Biology II

4
BIOL1254

General Biology Lab II

0
CHEM2262

Organic Chemistry II

3
CHEM2264

Organic Chemistry Lab II

2
ENGL2202

Masterpieces of World Lit. II

3
CORE1001

Perspectives on the Indiv

3
_________

3 Free Elective

1
 

SEMESTER 5 (13 cr.)

 
_________

2 Humanities/Soc Sci Elective

3
MBIO3650/MBIO3651

Physiology Marine Animals

4
CORE2003

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3
 

Oral Communication:

 
SPCH1155

Public Speaking

3
 

SEMESTER 6 (15 cr.)

(FDU's Field Station in Samana, Dominican Republic)

 
MBIO3200

Tropical Marine Vegetation

3
MBIO3400

Tropical Marine Invertebrates

3
MBIO3900

Tropical Marine Vertebrates

3
MBIO3700

Tropical Marine Ecology

3
MBIO4201

Marine Bio Research I

3
 

SEMESTER 7 (19 cr.)

 

BIOL3225/BIOL3226

General Microbiology & Lab

4
MBIO4202

Marine Bio Research II

1
PHYS2203

University Physics I

3
PHYS2201

General Physics Lab I

1

BIOL3210/BIOL3211

Genetics & Lab

4
CORE2002

The American Experience

3
 

Ethical and Moral Analysis:

BIOL4405

Ethics in Science

3
 

SEMESTER 8 (17 cr.)

 

BIOL4414/BIOL4415

Animal Behavior & Lab

4
PHYS2204

University Physics II

3
PHYS2202

General Physics Lab II

1
ENVR6706

Appl Principles Geog Info System

3
CHEM3281

Biochemistry

3

 

1 MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE: In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or
Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.

2 HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE: may be courses in Social Science, History, Philosophy or Political Science.

3 FREE ELECTIVES:may be chosen from any courses offered at the university after consultation with an advisor.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially
concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major
program.

ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of
matriculation.

A total of fifteen (15) marine biology credits are taken at FDU’s field station in Samana, Dominican Republic
during the spring semester. A three (3)-credit non-science distance learning course must be taken at the field
station in Samana for a total of eighteen (18) credits.

A minimum of 129 credits is required for graduation.