2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Feb 27, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marine Science, B.S.

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The University of Mobile offers a major and a minor in marine science. The University is a member of the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium (MESC), a statewide group of higher education institutions affiliated with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL).  Marine science courses are are offered at the university’s main campus in Mobile during the regular academic year and at DISL during the summer.  Students seeking a major or minor in marine science should anticipate taking at least two courses at DISL during the summer academic period.  Although the marine science program focuses on the biological processes of marine organisms, students will also be exposed to the chemical and physical aspects of marine science, as well the legal and safety regulations that apply to the marine environment.  All marine science majors must complete two writing-intensive courses within the marine science curriculum as described in the Undergraduate Academic Information section of this catalog.  See course descriptions for courses designated as writing-intensive.  No BIO or MAR courses at the 100-level may be counted toward the major or minor in marine science.

University Core and General Education Electives

The University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, School of Education, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, and Adult and Professional Studies.  All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted.  These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses.  For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian ministries, and education majors and teacher certification students.  MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business.  Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language.  See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.



Marine science students are not required to complete a minor; however, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum, a minor in chemistry is recommended.

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