Marine Biology


The focus of the MARINE BIOLOGY major is the study of marine organisms and their environment.

Students in the Marine Biology major are required to participate in the Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ). The MBQ provides the opportunity for undergraduates to live the life of a marine biologist. Under the guidance of department faculty and graduate assistants, the students design their own research projects, reside and collect data at a field station, conduct experiments to test their hypotheses, and present their work at the end of the quarter. Moreover, some of our undergraduates have had their research published in major peer-reviewed journals.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


UPDATES

SPRING QUARTER 2015
CHANGES TO THE [BIOLOGY/EBE/MARINE BIOLOGY] MAJOR

Chemistry 14CL/30BL is no longer required for the [Biology/EBE/Marine Biology] major. However, some professional schools or graduate programs may still require an additional quarter of chemistry. Please check with the individual programs to determine if you need to complete Chemistry 14CL/30BL.


FALL QUARTER 2014

UPDATES TO THE MARINE BIOLOGY MAJOR

NEW MATHEMATICS SERIES FOR LIFE SCIENCES MAJORS
Life Sciences 30A – Mathematics for Life Scientists (5)
Life Sciences 30B – Mathematics for Life Scientists (5)

Students who take this new series must take Statistics 13 to complete the full year (three quarters) of math to fulfill major requirements.

Sample Schedule Marine Biology Major: Freshman Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Math 3A/31A (4) or LS 30A (5)
Chem 14A* (4)
EngComp 3 (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Students may also choose to take the Chem 20-/30-series.
Math 3B/31B (4) or LS 30B (5)
Chem 14B (4)
Chem 14BL* (3)
GE (5)
Fiat Lux 19 (1)

*Some students opt to take Chem 14B and 14BL together. This is not required.
Math 3C/32A (4) or Stats 13 (5)
Chem 14BL* (3) or
Chem 14C (4)
LS 1 (5)

*If a student does not take Chem 14BL with Chem 14B, then Chem 14BL should not be taken with Chem 14C.
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
Chem 14C (4)
Physics 6A (5)
Stats 13 (5)
SRP 99** (2)
**Begin research.
Chem 14D (4)
Physics 6B (5)
LS 2 (4)
SRP 99 (2) or 199 (2-4)
**Continue research.
Phys 6C (5)
LS 3 (4)
LS 23L (2)
SRP 99 (2) or 199 (2-4)
**Continue research.
Session A: EEB 100 (4)
Session C: Chem 14CL (4)
Fall Winter Spring Summer
LS 4 (5)
EEB 109 (4)
EEB 109L (2)
Non-major UD* (4)

Begin Upper Division (UD) Major Requirements

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Could be research.
UD Major
GE-UD (5)
GE-UD (5)

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Continue research
EEB Lab Course
UD Major
GE-UD (5)

Study for Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam

*Continue research
Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exam and/or

•Research
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major
GE-UD (5)
Non-major UD*
*Could be research.
UD Major
GE-UD (5)
Non-major UD
Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ)

MBQ may also be completed in Fall Quarter, if offered
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!

Sample Schedule Marine Biology Major: Transfer Admit

Fall Winter Spring Summer
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5) [as needed]

EEB 109 (4)
EEB 109L (2)
Non-major UD (4)
LS Core Curriculum Class(es) (3-5) [as needed]
*Begin research:
SRP 99 (2)
Note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units before SRP 99 can be added.

UD Major
Non-major UD

**Study/Take Entrance Exams
LS Core Curriculum Class(es)
(3-5) [as needed]
*Continue research

EEB Lab Course
UD Major

**Study/Take Entrance Exams
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!

*Continue research
**Study/Take Entrance Exams
Fall Winter Spring Summer
UD Major
Non-major UD*

*May be research
UD Major
Non-major UD*

*May be research
Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ)

MBQ may also be completed in Fall Quarter, if offered.
•Summer Classes
OR
•Volunteer work
•Community Service
•Part-Time Job
•Vacation – highly recommended!