Marine Science Program

Marine Science/Mathematics

Marine Science: Introduction to Marine Science (MSC 111), Marine Chemistry (215), Marine Biology (230), Physical Oceanography (301), Physical Oceanography Lab (302), Scientific Programming for Atmospheric/Marine Science (321), either Marine Chemistry Lab (216) or Marine Biology Lab (232), and 6 elective credits in Marine Science, at least 3 of which must be at the 300-level or higher. For MSC course descriptions click here.


Mathematics: Calculus I, II (MTH 161, 162), Linear Algebra (210), Abstract Math (230), Multivariable Calculus (310), Ordinary Differential Equations (311), Advanced Calculus (433) or Real Analysis (533), Modern Algebra (461) or Abstract Algebra (561), Complex Analysis (512), and one of the following two-course sequences: Partial Differential Equations I, II (513-514) or Ordinary Differential Equations II, Dynamics (515-516). The above constitutes the Applied Analysis track. Other Mathematics tracks including Computational Mathematics and Probability and Statistics are also possible. For a description of Mathematics courses click here.


Biology: Either General Biology with lab (BIL 150, 151), or Evolution & Biodiversity with lab (160, 161).


Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I and II, with labs (CHM 111, 112, 113, 114).


Geological Sciences: Earth System, with lab (GSC 110, 114), or Earth System History (111).


Physics: University Physics (PHY 205, 206, 207, with one Laboratory 208 or 209)


Two courses from: Programming I (Computer Science CSC 120), Survey of Modern Meteorology (Atmospheric Science ATM 103), and statistics (MTH 224 or MSC 204).


English: Composition I and II (ENG 105, 106)

Arts and Humanities cognate (9 credits)

People and Society cognate (9 credits)

Six credits, including three at 300+ level, to be approved by advisor.

UM Undergrad