Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Program: Marine Biology, BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Marine Biology, BS

To declare a Marine Biology Major:

  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link)
  • Interview with the Marine Biology and Biology Department faculty.

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 45 total credits in the major.
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • An approved field experience in marine biology is required and may be satisfied by one of the following: One semester in residence at a marine field station or internship.
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.50 in major.

A student majoring in Marine Biology may not also major or minor in Biology.

A major in Marine Biology consists of a minimum of 45 credits comprised of 30 core credits and 15 elective credits.

Core Courses:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIO 201 - Principles of Biology 1 4 credits
BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
BIO 310 - Biostatistics 3 credits
BIO 331 - Cell Biology 4 credits
BIO 360 - Genetics 4 credits
BIO 380 - Ecology 4 credits
MBI 280 - Introduction to Marine Science 4 credits
MBI 283 - Marine Ecology 3 credits

An approved field experience in marine biology is required and may be satisfied by one semester in residence at an approved marine field station or one approved internship.

Currently approved field stations are the Discovery Bay, Jamaica; Motte Marine Laboratory, Florida, Orpheus Island Research Station, James Cook University, Australia and St. George’s University, Grenada.

At least 15 credits from the following elective courses:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIO 275 - Evolution and Diversity 3 credits
BIO 321 - Invertebrate Zoology 4 credits
BIO 322 - Vertebrate Zoology 4 credits
BIO 324 - Botany 4 credits
BIO 341 - General Microbiology 4 credits
BIO 481 - Natural Resources Connections 3 credits
MBI 490 - Marine Biology Internship Variable credits
MBI 498 - Independent Research Variable credits

Collateral Requirements

Core collateral requirements:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 4 credits
CHE 162 - General Chemistry 2 4 credits
CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab 1 credits
CHE 169 - General Chemistry 2 Lab 1 credits
CHE 221 - Organic Chemistry 1 3 credits
MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits
PHY 201 - General Physics 1: Space, Time and Motion 5 credits

or

PHY 202 - General Physics 2: Electricity, Magnetism and Light 5 credits

At least 12 credits from the following elective collaterals:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 103 - Archaeology 3 credits
ANT 321 - Globalization 3 credits
ANT 323 - Peoples and Cultures of Selected World Areas 3 credits
CHE 210 - Quantitative Analysis 3 credits
CHE 222 - Organic Chemistry 2 3 credits
CHE 228 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 credits
CHE 310 - Instrumental Analysis 4 credits
CHE 350 - Biochemistry 1 3 credits
ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
ESS 300 - Geomorphology 4 credits
MAT 222 - Calculus 2 4 credits
MAT 223 - Calculus 3 4 credits
PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
PHY 201 - General Physics 1: Space, Time and Motion 5 credits

Or

PHY 202 - General Physics 2: Electricity, Magnetism and Light 5 credits
PHY 301 - Classical Mechanics 3 credits
PHY 302 - Classical Electrodynamics 3 credits
PHY 341 - Thermodynamics 3 credits
PHY 342 - Quantum Mechanics 3 credits

General Education Core Curriculum

Liberal Arts

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences 1 credits
PED 100 - Health & Wellness and Activity 1 credits
LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar 1 credits
LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone or LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone 2 credits

Theology

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One course from:

THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture 3 credits
THE 110 - Introduction to Theology 3 credits

One course in Biblical Theology:

THE 221 - The Book of Genesis 3 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel ♦ 3 credits
THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 credits
THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets 3 credits
THE 230 - The New Testament 3 credits
THE 231 - The Life of Christ 3 credits
THE 234 - Pauline Epistles 3 credits
THE 235 - Romans 3 credits
THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles 3 credits
THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature 3 credits

One course in Applied Theology:

THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life 3 credits
THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions ♦ 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture ♦ 3 credits
THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World 3 credits
PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
PHI 202 - Apologetics 3 credits

One course in Systematic Theology:

THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1 3 credits
THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2 3 credits
THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America ♦ 3 credits
THE 441 - History of Christianity 3 credits
THE 442 - History of the Reformations 3 credits
THE 461 - Thought and Life of Martin Luther 3 credits

Professional Development

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Grade of “C” or better is required.

COM 101 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
ENG 101 - Writing and Rhetoric 3 credits

Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One Literature course from:

ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives ♦ 3 credits

One History course from:

HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
HIS 111 - European History 1, to - 1500 3 credits
HIS 112 - European History 2, 1500-1850 3 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East ♦ 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History ♦ 3 credits
HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

One Quantitative Reasoning course from:

MAT 116 - Survey of Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits
MAT 119 - Trigonometry 3 credits
MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits

One Lab Science course from:

ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology ♦ 4 credits
BIO 124 - Plant Science 4 credits
BIO 142 - Microbes - Friends and Foes and BIO 143 - Microbes Friends and Foes Lab (one additional credit) 3 credits
BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry 4 credits
CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 and CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab (one additional credit) 4 credits
ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 3 credits

or

PHY 102 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 2 credits

One Social Science course from:

ANT 100 - General Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture ♦ 3 credits
BUS 150 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media 3 credits
COM 211 - Small Group Communication 3 credits
COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication ♦ 3 credits
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations ♦ 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course ♦ 3 credits
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology ♦ 3 credits
SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

One Fine Arts course from:

ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
ART 140 - Introductory Web Design - Tools for Every Profession 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art ♦ 3 credits
MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals 3 credits
MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
THR 210 - Acting 1 3 credits

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

One cultural diversity course (can be met by a course used to satisfy one of the other GENED requirements indicated by ♦ above):

ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 322 - Food and Culture 3 credits
ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
COM 309 - Intercultural Communication 3 credits
ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls 3 credits
GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
HIS 371 - Native American History 3 credits
POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations 3 credits
POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course 3 credits
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures 3 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
THE 225 - History of Israel 3 credits
THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions 3 credits
THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits
THE 421 - Religion in America 3 credits

BS/BSN Foreign Language

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

For the BS and BSN, one of the following:

Completion of two sequential years of high school foreign language or completion of a foreign language diversity course:

ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls ♦ 3 credits
GER 101 - Elementary German 1 ♦ 4 credits
GER 102 - Elementary German 2 ♦ 4 credits
SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures ♦ 3 credits
SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 ♦ 4 credits

Degree Credit Requirements

  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing

  • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101, COM 101, THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

 

(Full general education information may be found here.)

 

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