B.S. in Marine Biology

1st Semester (12 credits)

MBIO2209/MBIO2219     Intro to Marine Biology & Lab
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry I Lab
MATH2337     Applied Statistics I
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life

2nd Semester  (16 credits)

ENVR1111/ENVR1112     Oceanography & Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
1Mathematics Sequence
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

3rd Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251     General Biology I
BIOL1253     General Biology Lab I
CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
ENGL2201     Masterpieces of World Lit. I
1Mathematics Sequence

4th Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1252     General Biology II
BIOL1254     General Biology Lab II
CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
ENGL2202     Masterpieces of World Lit. II
BIOL2300       Experimental Design
2Free Elective

5th Semester (17 credits)

BIOL2210/BIOL2211     Genetics & Lab
2Humanities/Social Sci Elect.
MBIO3650/MBIO3651     Physiology Marine Animals
SPCH____     5Oral Communication Elective
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 

6th Semester (15 credits)

MBIO3200     Tropical Marine Vegetation
MBIO3400     Tropical Marine Invertebrates
MBIO3900     Tropical Marine Vertebrates
MBIO1118/MBIO1128     Beach Ecology
MBIO4201     Marine Bio Research I

7th Semester (14credits)

BIOL3225/26     General Microbiology & Lab
BIOL4405     4Ethics in Science
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
UNIV2002       Global Issues 

8th Semester (14 credits)

BIOL4414/24     Animal Behavior & Lab
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
ENVR6706     Appl Principles Geog Info System
CHEM3281     Biochemistry I

1MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE In the freshman year students are required to take either Precalculus or Calculus. The first-year course must be followed by a second mathematics course in sequence, i.e., Calculus I or Calculus II.

2HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE:  May be courses in Social Science, History, Philosophy or Political Science.

3FREE ELECTIVE:  May be chosen from any courses offered at the university after consultation with an advisor.

4ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.

5ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

A total of eighteen (15) marine biology credits are taken during the spring semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

A total of fifteen (15) marine biology credits are taken at FDU’s field station in Samana, Dominican Republic during the spring semester. A three (3)-credit non-science distance learning course must be taken at the field station in Samana for a total of eighteen (18) credits.

A minimum of 129 credits is required for graduation.