Use the following tables to plan for a Minor in Marine Biology. Students can use the MyPlan online academic planning tool to check course availability and create a full academic plan over quarters and years.
Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA in all minor coursework
Minimum 15 credits at the 300-400 level
At least 18 credits must be unique to the marine biology minor (i.e. may not overlap with a student’s major requirements)
The 3 credits applied to the ‘Integrative Experience’ requirement can not overlap with a student’s major requirements
A maximum of 5 credits may overlap with requirements for another minor
Introduction to Biology
A, W, Sp, Su
Q SCI 381
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
A, W, Sp, Su
Students must take at least 13 credits from the following approved electives lists, including at least 1 course from Oceanography, 1 course from Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, and 1 course from either Biology or Friday Harbor Labs. Additional marine biology courses may be petitioned to count
Integrative experience credits cannot count towards a student’s major. Most students complete this requirement by engaging in library research projects through the Seminar in Marine Biology (FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 477) on the Seattle campus or through laboratory or field research credits from FHL. Alternatively, students who have been engaged in research with the same faculty member for two or more quarters may apply to do independent research projects via FISH/BIOL/OCEAN 479.