Marine Sciences (BS): Biological Oceanography (17MARSCBS-17MARSCBIO)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 181 Intro Biology I1 4 CP BIO 183 Intro Biology II1 4
COS 100 Science of Change G,4 2 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1,H 4
HES_1** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography2 3 CP
MA 131 or MA 141 Calculus IA,1 3-4 CP MEA 210 Oceanography Lab2 1
MEA 100 Earth System Science2,6 4 MA 231 or MA 241 Calculus IIA,1 3-4
14-15 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Botany Elective2,4 4 BIO 350 Animal Phylogeny & Diversity2 4
CH 101 Chemistry-Molecular SciB,1 3 CP CH 201 Chemistry – Quant SciB,1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1B,3 1 CH 202 Chemistry – Quant Lab 13 1
GEP Social Siences RequirementD 3 MEA 250 Intro to Coastal Environments2 3
PY 2111 or
PY 205 and PY 206 Physics for
Engineers & Scientists I (& Lab)
4 PY 212 or
PY 208 and PY 209 Physics for
Engineers & Scientists II (& Lab) 3
4
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Concentration Elective2,7 4 Concentration Elective2,7 3
Organic Chemistry Elective2,5 3 GEP Humanities RequirementC 3
CH 222 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
MEA(BIO) 449 Bio Oceanography2 3 MEA 462 Obser. Methods & Data2 3
MEA 460 Physical Oceanography2 3 MEA 495 Junior Seminar 1
Statistical Science Option3,9 3
14 14

Summer

Summer Semester Credit
MEA 459 Coastal Processes2 5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advanced Writing Elective10 3 Concentration Elective2,7 3
Concentration Elective2,7 3 Concentration Elective2,7 3
PB 360 Ecology 2 4 Computer Science Option3,8 3
GEP Humanities Requirement C 3 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement F 3
GEP Social Sciences Requirement D 3
13 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. Grade of C- or higher required in BIO 181, 183; CH 101, 201; ENG 101; MA 131/141, 231/241; PY 211/205.
  2. No more than one D will be accepted in MEA core courses and concentration courses.
  3. No more than one D will be accepted in other basic math or science courses.
  4. COS 100 is for new freshmen only. Transfer students will need to select a course from the GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
  5. CH 220 or CH 221. CH 221 is for those students who plan to take additional chemistry or biochemistry.
  6. PB 200 or PB 250.
  7. Concentration electives to be selected as a group in consultation with advisor, based on career goals.
  8. GIS 280, CSC 111, CSC 112 or CSC 113.
  9. Any Statistics course at the 300 level.
  10. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. This satisfies the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.

 


* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 141, MA 241, MA 131, MA 231
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, CH 102, CH 201
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: COS 100, MEA 100
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: none
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite . The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: MEA 100
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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