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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Marine Sciences (18 credits)  

Minor in Marine Sciences (18 credits)

Adviser: Silke Severmann; Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, Room 303D, 848-932-3488 (

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A semester of introductory geology, two semesters of biology, calculus, chemistry, and physics are recommended and/or required for many of the courses in the program.

Required Course (4)

  11:628:320  Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems (4)

Electives (14)

 At least 14 credits from the following. At least 3 credits must be from marine sciences (628) courses.

01:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
01:450:213 The Global Climate System (3)
01:450:313  Climate Change (3)
01:450:370  Climate Change and Society (3)
01:460:100  Planet Earth (3) OR 01:460:101  Introductory Geology (4)
01:460:212  Earth and Life Through Time (3)
01:460:300  Introduction to Sedimentary Geology (4)
01:460:303  Paleontology (4)
01:460:414  Hydrologic Processes (3)
01:460:417  Environmental Geochemistry (3)
01:460:451  Marine Geology (3)
01:460:480  Major Events in Earth History (3)
11:216:324  Invertebrate Zoology (4)
11:216:421  Wetland Ecology (3)
11:216:451  Global Change and Ecology (3)
11:628:120  Introduction to Oceanography (3)
11:628:204  The Water Planet
11:628:201-203 and 205-210  Topics in Marine Sciences (1.5)
11:628:221  Human Interactions with the Coastal Ocean (3)
11:628:317  Aquaculture (3)
11:216:309  Fishery Science (3)
11:628:321  Ichthyology (4)
11:628:340  Identification of Marine Invertebrates (2)
11:628:341  Hydrothermal Vents (3)
11:628:342  Marine Conservation (3)
11:628:363 or 364  Oceanographic Methods and Data Analysis (3)
11:628:402 The Role of Polar Regions in the Earth System (3)
11:628:405  Molecular Microbial Oceanography (3)
11:628:410  Biophysical Interactions: from Barnacles to Jellyfish (3)
11:628:451  Physical Oceanography (4)
11:628:452  Geophysical Data Analysis (3)
11:628:461  Biology of Living in the Ocean: Water Column Ecosystems (3)
11:628:462  Biology of Living in the Ocean: Boundary Ecosystems (3)
11:628:472  Chemical Oceanography (3)
11:628:474 Coastal Biogeochemical Cycles in a Changing World (3)
11:628:476  History of the Earth System (3)
11:628:497,498  Special Problems in Marine and Coastal Sciences (BA,BA)
11:670:323  Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:324  Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:451  Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (3)
11:776:400  Fungi in the Environment (3)

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