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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Natural Sciences, Topical Concentration: Marine Science - Freshwater Science Major


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This program is particularly applicable for students who wish to take courses in both biology and geology. Students major in natural sciences, with a topical emphasis in marine science — freshwater science. Students completing this program have pursued graduate, health-related, and law degrees, as well as private and government consulting positions and nautical education. Students anticipating graduate study should plan their course selections carefully. Interested students should see biology professors Fuller or McHugh, or geology professors Leventer, Selleck, or Soja.

For more information about the divison, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the natural sciences and mathematics division  page.

Major Requirements


Cognate Courses


One year of cognate courses (two courses) from one of the following departments: chemistry, mathematics, or physics, in addition to CHEM 111  or CHEM 101  and either CHEM 102  or GEOL 253 .

Field Experience


One field experience at a marine or freshwater science station. In consultation with their major advisers, students are encouraged to seek off-campus opportunities where they can be engaged in field work.

Additional Information


A semester’s course equivalence (two or three courses such as marine ecology, aquatic ecology, geological oceanography, etc.) on an approved off-campus study program or at a marine or freshwater station may be substituted for some of the above courses when approved by an evaluating committee representing both the biology and geology departments. Students must petition the evaluating committee for approval once they are accepted at a marine or freshwater station, prior to actual enrollment in the courses.

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