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Marine Biology

The B.S. degree in Marine Biology provides students with the opportunity to learn biological principles and skills in lecture, laboratory and field courses with a core curriculum in Marine Biology. Student research is emphasized throughout the program. The program has faculty actively involved in a wide range of disciplines, including marine ecology, behavioral ecology, marine mammalogy, marine pollution, crustacean physiology, marine phycology. The location of the University provides students with a "natural laboratory" that includes extensive marine habitat, rainforest, wetlands, and ice fields all within walking distance of the classrooms. A small student-to-professor ratio ensures a more personal approach to learning than is possible at larger universities.

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Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GERs. Specific requirements for GERs in Marine Biology are listed below. The degree must include 48 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements36
Major Requirements46
Marine Biology Core Classes11
Biology Electives6
General Electives21

General Education Requirements

Must include:

MATHS251Calculus I4
BIOLS105Fundamentals of Biology I4
BIOLS106Fundamentals of Biology II4

Major Requirements

BIOLS215Introduction to Marine Biology3
BIOLS271Ecology4
BIOLS310Animal Physiology4
BIOLS362Genetics4
BIOLS482Evolution4
CHEMS105General Chemistry I4
CHEMS106General Chemistry II4
CHEMS341Organic Chemistry4
CHEMS342Biochemistry4
STATS273Elementary Statistics3

select both

PHYSS103College Physics I4
PHYSS104College Physics II4

or both

PHYSS211General Physics I4
PHYSS212General Physics II4

Select three from the following courses (11-12 credits total):

BIOLS305Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOLS373Conservation Biology4
BIOLS384Marine Mammalogy4
BIOLS401Phycology4
BIOLS415Physiology of Marine Animals4
BIOLS427Introduction to Ichthyology4
BIOLS481Marine Ecology4

Biology Electives

Select from the following (6 credits total):

BIOLS239Intro to Plant Biology4
BIOLS300Vertebrate Zoology4
BIOLS355Experimental Design and Data Analysis4
BIOLS375Current Topics in Biology**2
BIOLS380Marine Ornithology and Herpetology3
BIOLS382Wetlands Ecology4
BIOLS396Field Studies*1-6
BIOLS398Research*1-3
BIOLS441Animal Behavior4
BIOLS445Vascular Plants of Southeast Alaska3
BIOLS480Aquatic Pollution3
BIOLS492Biology Seminar**1
BIOLS498Research*1-6
ENVSS414Biogeochemistry3
ENVSS415Biogeography & Landscape3

* Up to 6 credits total from BIOL 396/398/498 may be applied

** Only 4 credits from BIOL S375 and 2 credits from BIOL S492 may be applied toward the Biology electives. Others may be applied toward general electives.

General Electives

To include upper-division courses as needed to meet 48 upper division credits required for degree.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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BIOL Classes: Summer - 2016


Introduces human structure and function. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are covered. Recommended for health science students.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51855TD1Paul Bahna
DISTELIVE
Tue, Thu
6:01p - 8:00p
5/16 - 8/6

Qualification for ENGL 111 highly recommended. Oriented toward health science students. Students participate in real time online meetings and asynchronous recorded lectures as scheduled. Attendance is encouraged for live lectures. Lab integrates virtual and hands on activities. Students receive extensive college-level lab supplies. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, headphones, MS Power Point, MS Word and the Internet. Contact with the instructor is via e-mail, Internet and phone. Additional information available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling: 800-478-6653. Books available from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $850 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52246TD2Paul Bahna
DISTELIVE
Tue, Thu
6:01p - 8:00p
5/16 - 8/6

Tuition and fees: $850 (additional charges may apply)

Continuation of BIOL 111. Endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems are covered. Recommended for health science students.

Prerequisite: BIOL 111 (C- or better) or permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51856TD1Deborah Barnett
DISTELIVE
Mon, Wed
7:00p - 8:30p
5/16 - 8/6

Web based, online meetings. Students may choose to listen to recorded sessions on their own (with instructor permission) or participate in real time online meetings. Additional lab sessions TBA. Students MUST have access to a computer with a microphone and the internet. Contact with the instructor is via email and the internet. Additional information is available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling: 800-478-6653. Order textbooks from MBS Direct. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $850 (additional charges may apply)

General introductory microbiology with emphasis on microorganisms as disease causing agents. Fundamentals of microbial biology and diversity including host microbe interactions and epidemiology. Not accepted for Biology major credit. Recommended for health science students.

Prerequisite: 8 credits in biology or chemistry. BIOL S112 and CHEM S104 recommended.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51857TD1Amanda Smith
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
5/16 - 8/6

Lab Paq: $317.00 Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. Lab sessions via distance. Lab integrates virtual and hands on activities. Students receive extensive college level lab supplies. Students MUST have access to a computer with a microphone and the internet. Contact with the instructor is via email and the internet. Additional information is available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 800-478-6653. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $825 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52371TD2Amanda Smith
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
5/16 - 8/6

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. Lab sessions via distance. Lab integrates virtual and hands on activities. Students receive extensive college level lab supplies. Students MUST have access to a computer with a microphone and the internet. Contact with the instructor via email, internet and phone. Additional information available at the course website: www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 800-478-6653. Order textbooks from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $825 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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