Natural Resources (BS): Marine & Coastal Resources (17NATREBS-17NATREMC)

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
MA 131 Calculus Life & Mgmt Sciences A1,A 3 CP BIO 181 Intro Biology I4 4 CP
MEA 100 Earth Systems Science3,G,J
3-4 ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1,H 4
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical3 3 MA 231 Calc Life & Mgmt B4,A 3 CP
MEA 110 Geology Lab3 1 MEA 130 Intro to Weather & Climate3 3
COS 100 Perspectives on Learning2,G 2 MEA 135 Weather & Climate Lab3 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
14 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chemistry- Molecular Science1,B 3 CH 201 Chem. Quant Sci4,B 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab4,B 1 CH 202 General Quant Lab4 1
MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography3 3 Economics6,D 3
MEA 210 Intro to Ocean Lab3 1 MEA 250 Intro Coastal Environments3 3
Political Science5,D 3 MEA 251 Intro Coastal Enviro Lab3 1
MEA 220 Marine Biology3 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course7,E 1
ZO 350 Animal Phylogeny & Diversity4 4
14 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Humanities RequirementC 3 Chemistry Option3,B 3
PB 360 Introduction to Ecology4 4 Advanced Writing Elective10 3
PY 211 College Physics I1 4 ARE/EC 336 Intro Resource and Env EconG 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics4 3 MEA 469 Ecology of Coastal Resources3 3
PY 212 Physics II4 4
14 16

Summer

Fall Semester Credit
MEA 459 Coastal Processes3 5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Humanities RequirementC 3 AEC 420 Fishery Science4 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req.G 3 GIS 280 Intorduction to GIS3 3
PS 336 Global Enviro PoliticsJ 3 NR 400 Mgmt Natural Resources3 4
Advised Elective3,9 3 SSC 200 Soil Science4 4
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab4 3
12 14

 

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

  1. Grade of C- or higher required in CH 101; ENG 101; MA 131; PY 211.
  2. COS 100 is for new freshmen only. Transfer students will need to select a course from the GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
  3. No more than one D will be accepted in major core courses.
  4. No more than one D will be accepted in other math and science courses.
  5. PS 201 or PS 202
  6. EC (ARE) 201 or EC 205
  7. HESO 253 or HESA 226. The PE option satisfies 1 credit of the GEP Health & Exercise Studies requirement.
  8. MEA 323 or MEA 473
  9. Advised electives to be chosen with advisor and should be a science, math, engineering or GIS course at the 400 level or higher.
  10. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. The Advanced Writing Elective may not be used to satisfy the GEP Humanities requirement.  It does satisfy 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 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: PS 201, PS 202, ARE 201, EC 201, EC 205
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: ARE 336, MEA 100, COS 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: PS 336, MEA 100
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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