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Bachelor of Science with a major in Marine Resources Management

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41 Months

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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.


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.


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.


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).

BCN3301 GIS Data Analysis and Mapping 3.0 credit hours
COM3490 Communication and Environmental Justice 3.0 credit hours
ENC3213 Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
EVR3416 Marine Policy and Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR3452 Introduction to Coastal Wetlands Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR3453 Estuaries & Coastal Ecology 3.0 credit hours
EVR4113 Global Climate Change – Science, Impacts and Sustainable
3.0 credit hours
EVR3352 U.S. Environmental Policy and Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR3356 Marine Resources Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
EVR4023 Coastal Environmental Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR4037 Coastal and Marine Environmental Policy 3.0 credit hours
EVR4262 Environmental Technology and Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR4823 Environmental Impact Analysis 3.0 credit hours
GEB3934 Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
MAN3065 Business Ethics 3.0 credit hours
MAN3151 Relationship Management 3.0 credit hours
MAN4583 Project Management 3.0 credit hours
EVR4954 Marine Resources Management Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours

BCN1014 Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
BSC1311 Introduction to Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours
EVR2110 Introduction to Environmental Change 3.0 credit hours
EVR2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy 3.0 credit hours
ISC1141 Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours
MAN1021 Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours

IDS1021 Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
IDS1022 Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
IDS1023 Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
IDS1024 Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
IDS1025 Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
IDS1026 Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
IDS1027 Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 credit hours
CGS3362C Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
COM2134 Negotiation Communications 3.0 credit hours
ECO2013 Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
FIN2001 Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
GEB1011 Principles of Business 3.0 credit hours
MAN2345 Principles of Supervision 3.0 credit hours
MAR1011 Introduction to Marketing 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.

English (6 Credit Hours)
ENC1101 English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
ENC2102 English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Computer (3 Credit Hours)
CGS1060C Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Communication (3 Credit Hours)
SPC1017 Speech 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)
AML1000 American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Math (6 Credit Hours)
MAC1105 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
MGF2106 College Math (or Math courses equivalent or higher) 3.0 credit hours
STA2014 Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Social Science (3 Credit Hours)
POS1041 Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)
HUN1201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science (3 Credit Hours)
PSY1012 Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours

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