The Associate in Arts Degree University Transfer Plan: Marine/Aquatic Biology


Marine/Aquatic Biology
A Pathway To:

Environmental Consultant
Government Researcher
Government Resource Manager
Laboratory Research Technician
Marine Research Technician
Science Teacher
Staff Member at Aquarium

Transfer Institutions:

Florida International University
University of West Florida


First Year:


Spring Hours
Summer Hours
BSC 1010, Principles of Biology I with Lab 4 BSC 1011, Principles of Biology II with Lab 4 Computer Literacy 3
CHM 1045, General Chemistry I with Lab 4 CHM 1046, General Chemistry II with Lab 4 Elective* 1
ENC 1101, English Composition I 3 ENC 1102, English Composition II 3
College Success Competency 3 MAC 1105, College Algebra 3
Total: 14 Total: 14 Total: 4
Second Year:
 Fall Hours  Spring Hours
MAC 2311, Calculus I  4 MAC 2312, Calculus II  4
CHM 2210, Organic Chemistry I with Lab  4 CHM 2211, Organic Chemistry II with Lab  4
Humanities/Fine Arts  3 Humanities/Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3 Social/Behavioral Science  3
Total:  14 Total:  14
Overall total credit hours:     60      
Suggested Electives: OCB 1000, Intro to Marine Biology; OCE 1001, Introduction to Oceanography; OCB 2102C Marine Data Collection; OCB 2721C Survey of Mariculture; OCB 2132 Coral Restoration; OCB 2263C Coral Reef Biology & Mngt.; OCB 2262C Assessment of Coral Reef Habitats; OCB 2107C Monitoring Caribbean Reef Fish; Any of the Dolphin courses (OCB 1301C; 1311, 1311, 2310, 2313); MAC 1114 Precalculus/Trigonometry; STA 2023 Intro to Probability & Statistics

The Associate in Arts degree is designed primarily to meet the requirements for a student to transfer to the upper division level of college or university to continue to work toward a bachelor’s degree.

For undergraduate admission to a state university, students must have earned two years of sequential foreign language at the high school level, or complete (with passing grades) at least 8 semester hours at a previous college or university (as required by Florida Statute 240.233).

The courses listed on this sheet are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each year. You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor.
For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Rice at 305-809-3228 or visit