Apr 12, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Marine Sciences Major


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Roberto Brenes Assistant Professor of Biology
Susan E. Lewis Professor of Biology

Carroll University offers access to majors in marine biology and oceanography via a cooperative arrangement with Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). The objective of the Marine Science Program at HPU is to help students gain a scientific understanding of the world’s oceans and the life they contain, and a sense of appreciation for their beauty and fragility. Students are given a theoretical framework in the basic and applied sciences as well as ample opportunities to get hands-on experience conducting laboratory and field observations and experiments. Lecture and laboratory facilities are located on the Hawaii Loa Campus of Hawaii Pacific University. The campus is only a twenty-minute drive from Kaneohe Bay, a large natural embayment protected from the open ocean by the only true barrier reef in the Hawaiian Islands. This bay serves as one of the finest natural laboratories in the world for studying the marine sciences, and its protected nature allows HPU students to do field work in almost any type of weather.

Students desiring to major in marine biology or oceanography will spend two years at Carroll University taking basic science and liberal arts courses. After the two years, students transfer to Hawaii Pacific University and complete the requirements for a Marine Biology/Oceanography degree from Hawaii Pacific University.

Marine Biology or Oceanography Major


Additional Courses


Additional Courses to fulfill HPUs General Education Curriculum (contact a Marine Biology advisor for a listing of all approved general education courses)

Communication Skills:


Plus 1 Additional Course

Example:

Global Systems:


Research and Epistemology:


  • Requirements are completed at HPU

Values and Choices:


World Cultures:


Plus 2 Additional Courses

Example:

Bachelor of Science Requirements


The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:

Note:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

Sample Program at Carroll University


Sample Program for Marine Biology at Hawaii Pacific University


Summer at CU or HPU Before Junior Year


Fall and Spring Junior Year


  • Oceanographic Field Techniques
  • Ecology
  • General Oceanography I and II
  • Argument, Research, Writing
  • Marine Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Plus Elective

Senior Year


  • Marine Ecology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Plant Biology
  • Marine Invertebrate Zoology
  • Seminar: Marine Biology Seminar
  • The World Problematique
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Biometry
  • Plus Elective

Sample Program for Oceanography at Hawaii Pacific University


Summer at CU or HPU Before Junior Year


Fall and Spring Junior Year


  • Oceanographic Field Techniques
  • Ecology
  • General Oceanography I and II
  • Argument, Research, Writing
  • Marine Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Plus Elective

Senior Year


  • Marine Ecology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Plant Biology
  • Marine Invertebrate Zoology
  • Seminar: Marine Biology Seminar
  • The World Problematique
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Biometry
  • Plus Elective

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