Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Marine Biology

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.9
Major Requirements
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0
Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
and Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
Select three units from the following:3
Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Biology
BIOL 397Internship in Biology0.5 or 1
BIOL 497Research Proposal.5
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
BIOL 499Senior Seminar.5
One additional BIOL course at the 300 or 400 level (not to include independent study or Junior Seminar courses)1
Collateral Requirements
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
MATH 125QIntroduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling 11
or MATH 130 Calculus I with Review Part I
Recommended Courses
The following courses are strongly recommended for most students:
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
General Electives9.5 to 10
Total Units32-33

Many students will choose to take 2 math courses (e.g., MATH 130 and MATH 131Q)

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.