The Marine and Freshwater Biology concentration will provide education and training opportunities for students interested in aquatic sciences more broadly. New marine science-focused courses have been added to this concentration in response to interests of a large number of Purdue students, as evidenced by high enrollment in FNR 20100 Marine Biology (i.e. >50 each semester offered) and high participation in the Purdue University Marine Biology Club (i.e., 15 members each year). We have added a number of new and existing courses to this concentration, including a Marine Biology Practicum, an Advanced Marine Biology course and a Physical Oceanography course. This will provide students with rigorous training in the marine sciences and will place Purdue one of the leader in marine science education in the Midwest, offering a comprehensive program that is similar to Michigan State University’s Zoology major with a concentration in Marine Biology. The AQSC major will also offer a new course on Limnology - a critical skill for Marine and Freshwater Biology and one that has been lacking from FAQS for many years.
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (63-64 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00-3.00
2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.
For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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