B.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (BY.MEBP.BS)

Major Requirements/Biology - MEBP (39 credits) 1
BY-119Introductory Biology Major Seminar1
BY-109Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution4
(Satisfies Natural Sciences in General Education)
BY-110Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
BY-216Introduction to Genetics4
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
BY-220Environmental Biology and Policy3
BY-341Marine Biology4
BY-342Coastal Zone Management (Satisfies Writing Intensive (WT) requirement)3
BY-395Seminar in Marine and Environmental Biology3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Educaiton)
BY-440Ecology (Satisfies Writing Intensive (WT) requirement)4
BY-442Natural Resource Conservation and Management (Satisfies Writing Intensive (WT) requirement)3
MEBP Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from courses designated with Course Type: MEBP. Nine (9) credits must be at the 300+ level or highter.15
Environment and Human Health
Introduction to Global Sustainability
General Microbiology
Environmental Field Methods
Open Water Scuba Certification Course
Biological Oceanography
Tropical Island Ecology
Applied Microbiology
Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments
Applied Field Biology
BY 299/BY 399/BY 499 Independent Study
Physical Oceanography
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Maritime History/Underwater Archaeology
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Marine Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Climate Change Adaptation and Policy
Environmental Policy
Interdisciplinary Requirements (27 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following:3
(MA-115 or MA-116 or MA-125 satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Pre-Calculus Modeling for the Biological Sciences
Calculus for the Biological Sciences
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MA-151Statistics with Applications3
CE-111General Chemistry I3
CE-111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I1
CE-112General Chemistry II3
CE-112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CE-241Organic Chemistry I 23
CE-241LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
PH-105Physics for the Life Sciences I3
PH-105LPhysics for the Life Sciences Laboratory I1
PH-106Physics for the Life Sciences II3
PH-106LPhysics for the Life Sciences Laboratory II1
Free Electives (9 credits)
Complete up to 9 credits of free electives 39
General Education Requirements (30 credits)
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 430
Total Credits120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
BY-110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology or 1094CE-112
112L (Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL)
BY-119 Introductory Biology Major Seminar1BY-109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution or 1104
111L (Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL)
4FO-xxx World Language3
MA-115 Pre-Calculus Modeling for the Biological Sciences or 116 (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits17
Second Year
BY-205 Zoology3MA-151 Statistics with Applications3
MEBP Elective (see curriculum chart)3Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3
5BY-214 Botany3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3BY-216 Introduction to Genetics4
 MEBP Elective3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits16
Third Year
4BY-342 Coastal Zone Management3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3BY-395 Seminar in Marine and Environmental Biology3
BY-220 Environmental Biology and Policy3PH-106
BY-341 Marine Biology4MEBP Elective (see curriculum chart)3
 Free Elective3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits16
Fourth Year
BY-440 Ecology4BY-442 Natural Resource Conservation and Management3
MEBP Elective3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
PR-4xx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3MEBP Elective3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits16Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120