Marine Sciences Minor
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.
GEMS (12 Credits)
|GEO-100||Earth Systems Science||3|
|GEO-102||Earth Materials and Processes Lab||1|
|MAR-121||Introductory Oceanography Lab||1|
|Introduction to Field Marine Sciences1
The Learning and Teaching of Marine Sciences1,2
Biology (8 Credits)
|Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
|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|
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.