Courses

  1. Bio 130 – Topics in Marine Biology 
    Current and classical issues considered in small classes. Designed for students interested in marine biology. Limited to marine biology majors. Required of all freshmen marine biology majors and students entering the major with fewer than 24 credits. Fall semester.
  2. BIO105 – Biology for Daily Life 
    Basic biological principles needed to understand contemporary issues in biology, for example, forensic biology, cloning, genetic engineering, reproductive technologies, “alternative” medicine, biodiversity, habitat alteration, and endangered species. Designed for non-majors. Fall and spring semesters.
  3. BIO101 – Principles of Biology I 
    Chemistry, structure, metabolism, and reproduction of cells. Principles of genetics. Structure, development, and physiology of animals. Fall semester.
  4. BIO 262 – Introductory Ecology 
    Structure and function of ecosystems, limiting factors, population dynamics, population interactions, and community relationships. Selected habitats and general ecological effects of humans. Spring semester. 
  5. BIO345 – Marine Environmental Physiology 
    The physiological basis of adaptation to the marine environment. Physiological methods adapted to marine plants and animals. Spring semester.
  6. BIO 360 – Marine Biology  
    The nature of plants and animals of the sea. Diversity of species and adaptations to habitats from the sea surface to the depths of the ocean. Spring semester.
  7. BIO491/2 – Directed Research 
    Individualized laboratory, field, or literature research projects.