The Marine Science Minor is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working on research vessels, continuing their studies in marine sciences, or just have an interest in marine sciences. To complete the Minor, a student must complete 15 units of approved Marine Science courses, including MSC 390 Independent Study. The MSC 390 Independent Study is a culminating project or term paper usually completed during the student’s senior year. Students who complete the Marine Science Minor will receive a certificate of completion and a notation on their official transcript indicating the completion of the Minor.
Requirements for the Marine Science Minor (at least 15 total units)
MSC 390 Independent Study 3
At least nine (9) units from the following Marine Science courses:
MSC 100 Introduction to Geological & Chemical Oceanography 3
MSC 105 Introduction to Biological & Physical Oceanography 3
MSC 200 Oceanographic Instruments & Analysis 3
MSC 205 Marine Biology 3
Additional courses from the following may be used to fulfill the 15-unit requirement for the minor:
NAU 330 Meteorology (not MT majors) 3
GMA 105 Ocean Politics (not GSMA majors) 3
Upon completion of MSC 390 Independent Study, students may submit their application for the Marine Science Minor through the Records Office.
For more information, contact the Marine Science Minor Advisor:
Lloyd Kitazono, Science and Math Department