Marine Biology Minor

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Marine Biology Minor

Program Overview

The minor is designed to provide a foundation in marine biology and related sciences to any UNH undergraduate student with the exception of students majoring in marine, estuarine, and freshwater biology. It is offered through the Department of Biological Sciences. The minor consists of 20 credits with grades of C- or better and no pass/fail courses. No more than eight major requirement credits may be used toward the minor. The minor shall consist of 1 introductory Marine Science course and 4 courses selected in consultation with the minor advisor.

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University of New Hampshire
Spaulding Hall
38 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

  • Broadly speaking, I'm interested in how introduced species eventually become normal parts of invaded ecosystems. More specifically I am studying the introduced seaweed Codium fragile and the native herbivore Placida dendritica. By analyzing the life history of the herbivore and the phenology of...
    Broadly speaking, I'm interested in how introduced species eventually become normal parts of invaded ecosystems. More specifically I am studying the introduced seaweed Codium fragile and the native herbivore Placida dendritica. By analyzing the life history of the herbivore and the phenology of...
  • Advisor: Dr. Win Watson Research Topic: Lobster behavioral ecology Fundamentally, I am interested in how decapod crustaceans interact with each other and their habitat, especially in relation to fishery pressures and changing environmental conditions. My work at UNH will primarily be centered on...
    Advisor: Dr. Win Watson Research Topic: Lobster behavioral ecology Fundamentally, I am interested in how decapod crustaceans interact with each other and their habitat, especially in relation to fishery pressures and changing environmental conditions. My work at UNH will primarily be centered on...
  • Advisor: Dr. Chris Neefus and Dr. Jenn Dijkstra Research Topic: Biogeography and Ecology of Seaweeds  Using a publicly available database of seaweed occurrence records dating back as far as the 1800s, I am investigating how the composition of seaweed communities in the Gulf of Maine has changed...
    Advisor: Dr. Chris Neefus and Dr. Jenn Dijkstra Research Topic: Biogeography and Ecology of Seaweeds  Using a publicly available database of seaweed occurrence records dating back as far as the 1800s, I am investigating how the composition of seaweed communities in the Gulf of Maine has changed...

Curriculum & Requirements

Required

Five courses (20 credits); two of the five courses (eight credits) can count toward the student's major.

Select one of the following introductory courses in marine science:4
MEFB 503
Introduction to Marine Biology
ESCI 501
Introduction to Oceanography
Four additional courses selected in consultation with the minor adviser16
Total Credits20

In addition, students are encouraged to become involved in a research project, either by working in a professor's laboratory or by participating in the Undergraduate Ocean Research Project (TECH 797 Undergraduate Ocean Research Project).

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