Marine Sciences Minor Requirements

Note: The Marine Sciences minor is not open to Marine Sciences majors.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the following requirements for the Marine Sciences Minor may be satisfied by taking similar coursework through Rider Approved Study Abroad Programs. Please contact your academic advisor, the GEMS department chair, and/or Rider's Center for International Education (CIE) for further information.

SUBJECT
AREA
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME CREDITS

GEMS (12 Credits)
  GEO-100 Earth Systems Science 3
  GEO-102 Earth Materials and Processes Lab 1
  MAR-120 Oceanography 3
  MAR-121 Introductory Oceanography Lab 1
  MAR-227-9
or
MAR-380/580
Introduction to Field Marine Sciences1
or
The Learning and Teaching of Marine Sciences1,2
4

Biology (8 Credits)
  BIO-115
or
BIO-116
Principles of Biology I
or
Principles of Biology II
4
  BIO-272 Introduction to Marine Biology 3
  BIO-272L Marine Biology Lab 1

Elective (3-4 Credits) Choose one course from the following:
  GEO-306 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
  MAR-325 Marine Vertebrates: Fish to Mammals 4
  MAR-330 Chemical Oceanography 4
  MAR-360 Plankton Ecology 4
  MAR-410 Physical Oceanography 3

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 23-24

1The courses, Introduction to Field Marine Sciences and The Learning and Teaching of Marine Sciences, are taught at various field stations on a rotating basis during the Summer I or Summer II terms. Introduction to Field Marine Sciences courses include:

  • Subtropical Environments; MAR-227
  • Boreal Environments; MAR-228
  • Tropical Environments; MAR-229

2MAR-580 can be used for graduate credit.


Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.