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Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Resources Management |

Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Resources Management

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Marine Resources Management provides instruction in environmental sciences that is designed to allow students to apply specific knowledge of marine, coastal and wetlands areas to the business of managing natural resources.  Emphasis is placed on the policies that govern the management of resources in marine, coastal and wetlands environments, as well as human interactions with those ecologies. The program explores the intersection of business, environmental science, and environmental policy, with a focus on ethical and sustainable decision-making in regards to marine, coastal and wetlands resources. The program augments the environmental science background with additional education in communication, business, management, critical thinking, sustainability, regulations, and policies.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in careers related to the management of resources and human interaction with marine, coastal, and wetlands environments. This Marine Resources Management degree focuses on the environmental science knowledge and business and management skills required for students to enter professions involved in government and environmentally related professions focused on marine resources.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DESCRIPTION

This degree includes courses in Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Coastal Wetlands Management, Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Impact Analysis, Marine Policy and Management, and Marine Resources Sustainability. The degree is designed to prepare graduates for professions focused on marine resources, working with government entities, non-profit organizations, or private industry related to the management, development, or sustainability of coastal or wetland environments or ecologies.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Marine Resources Management provides students with a broad based knowledge of several emerging fields of study, including environmental change, environmental policy, and sustainability. This degree is applicable for government and industry professions related to marine, coastal or wetlands environments and resources.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Marine Resources Management, students must complete 123 credits as described below. The length of this program is approximately 41 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
English (6 Credit Hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 Credit Hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts  (3 Credit Hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
(OR)
College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Introduction to Environmental Change 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Environmental Policy 3.0 credit hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
( OR )
Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Negotiation Communications 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Supervision 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours

* The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Environmental Science, Natural Science, Biological Science, and Marine Science are commonly accepted disciplines for transfer credit into this degree major. Additional courses may be evaluated and accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs or Associate Dean.

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (54 CREDIT HOURS)
Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
Business Ethics 3.0 credit hours
U.S. Environmental Policy & Management 3.0 credit hours
Coastal Environmental Management 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Technology and Management 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Change and Nature & Impact 3.0 credit hours
Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
GIS Data Analysis and Mapping 3.0 credit hours
Communication and Environmental Justice 3.0 credit hours
Marine Policy and Management 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Coastal Wetlands Management 3.0 credit hours
Estuaries & Coastal Ecology 3.0 credit hours
Coastal and Marine Environmental Policy 3.0 credit hours
Marine Resources Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
Marine Resources Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE 123 CREDITS

 

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.