Integrative Biology-Marine Science and Oceanography PhD Degree Requirements

The Marine Science and Oceanography concentration falls under the umbrella of the Integrative Biology major and students accepted to the concentration are subject to all Integrative Biology policies and regulations as well as additional regulations that are specific to each concentration. Below are degree requirements specific to the Marine Science and Oceanography Concentration:

Marine Science and Oceanography (IBMO) Required Courses 
Students who enter the IBMO concentration without these two courses or equivalent must complete the core courses listed below. Completion of these courses may be used toward fulfillment of the 9-credit Integrative Biology elective requirement.

Biological and Chemical Oceanography   OCE 6057    3
Physical and Geological Oceanography   OCE 6097    3


Marine Science and Oceanography (IBMO) Approved  Electives
Students may choose from the following IBMO electives for fulfillment of the 9-credit Integrative Biology elective requirement. Students may elect to complete up to 6 credits designated Special Topics with the approval of their Ph.D. supervisor.

Marine Biology
Advances in Finfish Aquaculture    BSC 6342     3
Introduction to Marine Biotechnology    BSC 6346     3
Special Topics    BSC 6936     3
Marine Molecular Biology    PCB 6465     3
Aquatic Animal Health    PCB 6772     3
Physiology of Marine Animals    PCB 6775     3
Sensory Biology and Behavior of Fishes    PCB 6871     3
Marine Invertebrate Zoology    ZOO 6256     3
Marine Invertebrate Zoology Lab    ZOO 6256L     2
The Biology of Sea Turtles    ZOO 6406     3
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives    ZOO 6409     3
Natural History of Fishes    ZOO 6456     3
Natural History of Fishes Lab    ZOO 6456L     2
Histology of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates    ZOO 6757     4
Conservation and Ecology
Coastal Plant Ecology    BOT 6606     2
Coastal Plant Ecology    BOT 6606L     2
Marine Conservation Biology    BSC 6316     3
Coral Reef Ecosystems    OCB 6266     3
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab    OCB 6266L     1
Natural History of the Indian River Lagoon    OCB 6810     3
Conservation Biology    PCB 6045     3
Advanced Ecology    PCB 6046     3
Marine and Estuarine Community Dynamics    PCB 6316     3
Marine Ecology    PCB 6317     3
Marine Ecology Lab and Field Studies    PCB 6317L     2
Ecological Theory    PCB 6406     3
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Digital Image Analysis    GIS 5033C     3
Remote Sensing of he Environment    GIS 5038C     3
Principles of Geographic Information Systems    GIS 5051C     3
Applications in Geographic Information Systems    GIS 5100C     3
Programming in Geographic Information Systems    GIS 5103C     3
Advanced Remote Sensing    GIS 6039     3
Topics in Geoinformation Science    GIS 6120     3
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing    GIS 6127     3
Chemistry for Environmental Scientists    CHS 6611     3
Environmental Geochemistry    GLY 5243     3
Marine Optics
Underwater Optical Imaging for Marine Scientists    OCE 6267     3
Ocean Monitoring Systems and Implementation Strategies    OCE 6268     3
Marine Optics    OCE 6269     3
Data Processing for Studies and Modeling of Marine Systems    OCE 6673     3

For additional information regarding criteria which must be met by students participating in the environmental science concentration, see the program guidelines document with the Forms and Policies section of this website.

Participants in the Integrative Biology-Marine Science and Oceanography Ph.D. Program are also eligible to complete an en passant Master's degree (along the way). Additional information about Integrative Biology concentration options and the Master's Along the Way (MALW) in Biology option can be found here.