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The Associate of Science degree in Marine Science provides students with a strong platform in basic physical and life sciences with a focus in marine science from which they can confidently pursue higher education in the sciences or enter the job market. Students gain a broad understanding of the physical and biological forces driving the world’s oceans and an appreciation of the importance of marine ecosystems to the world’s environment, climate and daily human life.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 16-17
Co-Foundational Requirements 16-17
Total Credits: 60-62

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
MAT 250
MAT 280
College Algebra & Trigonometry

Calculus I
PED 170 Swimming 1
BIO 180/180L Biology I 4
CHM 150/150L Chemistry I 4
Total Core Foundational Credits: 16-17

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Select three to four (3-4) credits from any of the following courses
MSC 100 MOP Seminar 1
MSC 201 MOP Skill Project 1
MSC 202 MOP Service Learning 1
MSC 220 Introduction to Fisheries Management 3
CHM 151/151L Chemistry II 4
PHY 151/151L Physics I 4
AGR 200 Introduction to Aquaculture 3
CET 160 Intro to Geographic Information System 3
Complete all courses
MSC 150/150L Intro to Oceanography 4
MSC 160 Natural Marine Resources 3
MSC 170/170L Introduction to Marine Biology 4
MSC 280 Marine Science Special Projects 2
Total Co-Foundational Credits: 16-17