Undergraduate Programs

Marine Science Minor

A minor in Marine Science is now offered to all UM students by the Rosentiel School. The 15 credit minor will fulfill the STEM cognate requirement. The minor consists of:
MSC111 (Introduction to Marine Science, 3 cr)
12 credits of Marine Science electives, at least 6 of which must be at the 300-level or higher.

Marine Science electives may be chosen from:

  • MSC 210 (The Dynamic Oceans, 3 cr)
  • MSC 215 (Chemical Oceanography, 3 cr)
  • MSC 216 (Chemical Oceanography Laboratory, 1 cr)
  • MSC 220 (Climate and Global Change, 3 cr)
  • MSC 230 (Introduction to Marine Biology, 3 cr)
  • MSC 232 (Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory, 1 cr)
  • MSC 240 (Introduction to Marine Geology, 3 cr)
  • MSC 301 (Introduction to Physical Oceanography, 3 cr)
  • MSC 307 (Introduction to the Physics of Climate, 3 cr)
  • MSC 310 (Living Resources of the Ocean, 3 cr)
  • MSC 315 (Marine Biota and Biogeochemical Cycles, 3 cr)
  • MSC 316 (Global Primary Production, 3 cr)
  • MSC 321 (Scientific Programming in the Atmospheric Sciences, 3 cr)
  • MSC 323 (Invertebrate Zoology, 4 cr)
  • MSC 324 (The Biology of Fishes, 3 cr)
  • MSC 326 (Marine Genomics, 3 cr)
  • MSC 346 (Climate Science and Policy, 3 cr)
  • MSC 350 (Survey of Marine Mammals, 3 cr)
  • MSC 364 (Life in Moving Fluids, 3 cr)
  • MSC 371 (Readings in Marine Science 1-3 cr)
  • MSC 403 (Introduction to Ocean Engineering, 3 cr)
  • MSC 410 (Marine Conservation Science, 3 cr)
  • MSC 465 (Marine Comparative Immunology, 3 cr)
  • MSC 466 (Environmental Physiology: Oxygen, Water and Ionoregulatory Stress, 3 cr)
  • Approved 500-level classes from AMP, MAC, MBF, MGG, MPO and RSM.


Notes: Students majoring in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science should replace MSC111 with an additional elective, and all electives must be above and beyond those used for the major.

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