University of Oregon

Emphasis in Marine Biology

A Biology Major (B.S. or B.A.) with an
Emphasis in Marine Biology
at
University of Oregon

Students wanting a Biology Major with emphasis in Marine Biology (eMB) must satisfy all requirements for the Biology Major.

When taking the minimum of 40 upper division courses they should include the following:
a) Take at least one course from each of the 3 areas of 300-level courses listed below:

Area I Cellular/Molecular: Bi 320 Genetics
Bi 322 Cell Biology
Bi 328 Developmental Biology
Bi 360 Neurobiology
Area II Systematics/Organisms: Bi330/331 Microbiology and Lab
Bi 340 Plant Diversity and Physiology
Bi 354 Vertebrate Form and Function
Bi 355 Vertebrate Evolution and Development
Bi 356 Animal Physiology
Area III Ecology/Evolution Bi 357 Marine Biology
Bi 370 Ecology
Bi 375 Biological Diversity
Bi 380 Evolution
Bi 390 Animal Behavior

b) eMB students must spend at least 1 term (academic or summer) at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston Oregon.
c) Take the Marine Biology Seminar (Bi 407, 2 credits) offered at OIMB.
d) eMB students must take 13 or more credits of 420-499 courses listed below. All of these 400-level courses are taught at OIMB during either academic or summer terms. Thirteen credits translates into a minimum of 2 and possibly 3 of the listed courses and could be done in one term at OIMB. In addition all of these courses have field and or lab components.

400-level courses at OIMB: BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology
BI 458 Biological Oceanography
BI 457 Molecular Biology for Marine Sciences
BI 474 Marine Ecology
BI 455 Marine Birds and Mammals
BI 457 Marine Environmental Issues
BI 457 Biology of Fishes
BI 454 Estuarine Biology
BI 457 Comparative Embryology & Larval Biology
Other topics when offered