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Marine Science Minor

Department of Biological Sciences, 319 Biology Building
www.as.ua.edu/marinescience
marinescience@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work applicable to the minor that the student has attempted throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The minor in marine science requires the successful completion of the following 22 semester hours:

CoursesHours
BSC 114:115 or BSC 118 and BSC 116:117 or BSC 120 OR
    GEO 101 and GEO 102 (or GEO 105)8
BSC/MS 306, BSC/MS 321, BSC/MS 408,
    MS 448, GEO 355, GEO 367, or GEO 45314
Total22

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. The minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. Students are not permitted to count the same required minor course toward completion of a major or second minor. Students may count required ancillary courses toward the requirements of another major. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

Special opportunities. During the summer semester, a large suite of marine science courses is offered at the Dauphin Island campus of the Alabama Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium.

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