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Marine Sciences The Marine Sciences major at the University of Connecticut provides students the opportunity to study the biological, chemical, geological and physical environment of the oceans. This field-intensive program focuses on understanding the ocean environment and human impacts on coastal habitats. Courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in science and mathematics. Experiential learning opportunities, internships, study abroad and senior-year capstone courses allow for interdisciplinary studies and hands-on learning. The Marine Sciences major at UConn prepares graduates for employment in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies and research institutions, and for graduate studies.
Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences The B.S. in Marine Sciences requires a foundation of courses including 2930 credits of Marine Sciences courses, and 12 credits of defined social science courses constituting the Related Area courses. Marine Sciences majors in the B.S.
students must pass the following courses:
I. 1000-Level Courses BIOL 1107, 1108; either CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q and 1126Q, or CHEM 1127Q and, 1128Q; MATH 1131Q and, 1132Q;
either PHYS 1201Q and, 1202Q or PHYS 1401Q and, 1402Q; MARN 1002 or 1003.
Marine Sciences requires a course in data analysis and interpretation. This requirement may be fulfilled with STAT 1100Q or another course approved by the Department Head. Students are encouraged to fulfill some of their General Education requirements with the following choices: HIST/SCI 2206; and either ECON 1201 or ARE 1150.
II. Marine Sciences B.S. Major Requirements The following courses constitute the major requirements: MARN 2002, 3001, 3003Q, 3801W, 4001, 4002, and 3three electives. The electives must represent different areas of Marine Sciences. Three courses must be completed from the
following groups of electives. At least one course must be chosen completed from each of the following two groups:
Group 1: MARN 2060, 3000, 3060, 3061, 3230, 3505, 4030W, 4050, 4060, 4066;
Commented [HM61]: CLAS C&C 11/17/15 Group 2: MARN 3012, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3030, 3811, 4010, 4018;
Group 3: MARN 3016, 3030, 4030W, 4050.
Note: MARN 3016 and 3030 may be used to fulfill only one requirement, either Group 2 or 3. Students may be able to use MARN 3893, 4893, MARN 4895, 4898 or other MARN courses towards one or more of these electives with prior approval of the Department Head.
III. Marine Sciences B.S. Related Area In consultation with their faculty advisor and a social science faculty member, students choose Related Area courses appropriate to their interests. The department maintains a list of courses acceptable for this requirement.
Bachelor of Arts in Marine Sciences Students who choose the B.A. in Marine Sciences are typically more interested in marine and environmental policy, management, and/or education. The B.A. in Marine Sciences requires a foundation of courses including 2526 credits of Marine Sciences courses, and 18 credits of defined social science courses constituting the Related Area.
The B.A. plan of study requires students to take additional social science courses. Marine Sciences majors in the B.A.
must pass the following courses.
I. 1000-Level Courses BIOL 1107, 1108; either CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q and 1126Q, or 1127Q,and 1128Q; either MATH 1060Q and 1110Q, or MATH 1060Q and 1071Q; either PHYS 1201Q, 1202Q or PHYS 1401Q and, 1402Q; MARN 1002 or 1003.
Marine Sciences requires a course in data analysis and interpretation. This requirement may be fulfilled with STAT 1100Q or another course approved by the department. Students are encouraged to fulfill some of their General Education requirements with the following choices: HIST/SCI 2206; and either ECON 1201 or ARE 1150.
II. Marine Sciences B.A. Major Requirements The following courses constitute the major requirements: MARN 2002, 3001, 3801W, 4001, 4002, and 3any three of the MARN electives listed in Group 1 or Group 2 in the B.S. requirements above. electives. The CLAS electives are: MARN 3000, 3003Q, 3012, 3014, 3015, 3016 or 3030, 3017, 3060, 3061, 3230, 4030W, 4050, and 4060.
Students may be able to use MARN 3893, 4893, MARN 4895, 4898 or other MARN courses towards one or more of these electives with prior approval of the Department Head.
III. Marine Sciences B.A. Related Area In consultation with their faculty advisor and a social science faculty member, students choose Related Area courses appropriate to their interests. The department maintains a list of acceptable courses.
Competency Requirements (B.S. and B.A. programs) The University’s General Education competency requirements for computer technology and information literacy will be satisfied by completing the requirements above, in particular MARN 2002, 3001 and 4001 for computer technology, and 3001, 3801W and 4002 for information literacy. The writing in the major requirement will be satisfied by MARN 3801W.
Note: Some Marine Sciences courses may be offered only at the Avery Point campus. Others may be partially available through Distance Learning. Please check the Directory of Courses in this Catalog.
Commented [HM62]: CLAS C&C 10/13/15 Both a minor in Marine Biology and a minor in Oceanography are described in the Minors section.
Maritime Studies Water covers more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and the majority of the human population lives within 50 miles of navigable waterways. The world’s oceans and great riparian systems have provided the dominant medium for human economic and cultural exchange and the context for many of humanity’s most dramatic stories, powerful technologies, and aesthetic and literary achievements.
Maritime Studies is an interdisciplinary major that embraces the liberal arts as the foundation for exploring humankind’s critical and continually evolving connections with the world’s waterways and watersheds. The Maritime Studies Program combines rigorous liberal arts training in recognized humanities and social science disciplines such as history, English, economics, political science, anthropology and geography with specialized courses, interdisciplinary seminars, and research and internship opportunities that focus on issues, traditions, and problems that influence life in maritime regions. A complement to the Marine Sciences Major Maritime Studies highlights the social and cultural side of the human/water relationship, but recognizes and explores the links between human activities and the composition and the condition of the coastal and marine environments.
Maritime Studies is a flexible but focused major that students may shape to meet a wide range of occupational and educational goals. Depending upon the track of studies selected, Maritime Studies students may prepare for a range of careers including those in the maritime service and heritage tourism sectors as well as for graduate study in maritime and public history, English, journalism, marine policy and cultural resource management, planning and regulation, education, law, or business. The Maritime Studies Program takes advantage of the UConn-Avery Point campus’ unique Long Island Sound location and its many coastal and maritime educational resources and research programs including the UConn Sea Grant Institute, the National Undersea Research Center, the Long Island Sound Resource Center, and Marine Sciences Department. Significant internship and research opportunities for students are also available through agreements with regional institutions that include Mystic Seaport, one of the world’s premier maritime museums and research centers.
Major Requirements MARN 1001 is a prerequisite for the major. It is recommended that majors take MAST 1200 to satisfy General Education Content Area One.
Core Courses Students are required to take the following Core Courses: All students are required to take MAST 2101. In addition, students must take five of the Core Courses listed below. Students must select these five courses from five different disciplines.
MAST 1101; MARN 1001;
Anthropology: ANTH/MAST 3531 or ANTH/MAST 3532 Economics: ECON 2467 CLAS English: ENGL 3650 or 3651; ECON 2467;
Geography: GEOG 2500 History: MAST/HIST 2210 or MAST/HIST 3544;
Political Science: POLS 3832; MAST 4994W The writing in the major requirement can be met with MAST 4994W. Students will satisfy the information literacy requirement as they complete core courses.
Disciplinary Concentration Students must take an approved four-course sequence of 2000-level or above courses. Disciplinary concentrations available at Avery Point include Political Science, History, English, Anthropology, and Economics. Students may pursue disciplinary tracks in other departments with the approval of the Maritime Studies Coordinator and their advisor.
Students must declare a concentration in one of the following six disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, English, Geography, History, or Political Science. One of the five Core Courses elected by the student must come from this discipline. Furthermore, the student must complete an approved sequence of three additional courses in the discipline at the 2000-level or above. Choice of concentration and course sequence must be approved by the MAST director or the student’s advisor.
The writing in the major requirement can be met with MAST 4994W. Students will satisfy the information literacy requirement as they complete core courses.
Related Areas Students must complete 12 credits in related areas. The Maritime Studies coordinator and the student’s advisor will determine what courses are germane to Maritime Studies.Courses are selected in conjunction with the MAST director or Commented [HM63]: CLAS C&C 9/22/15 the student’s advisor.
Mathematics The Mathematics Department offers programs of study in Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Science (in cooperation with the School of Business), Mathematical Statistics (in cooperation with the Department of Statistics), and Mathematics - Physics (in cooperation with the Department of Physics).
Commented [HM64]: MATH 2784 dropped MATH 2010Q, 2011Q, 2194W, 2720W, 2784, 2794W, and 3670W and STAT 3484 and 3494W may not be counted in any of the major groups listed below. (Senate C&C 4/20/15); MATH 2194W archived Commented [HM65]: Remove once Senate apThe Department offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics-Statistics, Mathematics-Actuarial Science, and Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance, and a proves pending changes to STAT 3494W Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics. The Bachelor of Science program provides in-depth training in Mathematics as preparation for graduate study or for participation in scientific and engineering teams in government, industry, or research laboratories. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide training in contemporary mathematics without the depth and concentrated specialization required for the Bachelor of Science program. To satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competencies in the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematical Sciences, and the Bachelor of Science in Applied MatheCommented [HM66]: CLAS C&C 10/13/2015 matical Sciences, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2194W, 2710W, 2720W, 2794W, or 3796W.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics are:
1. Either (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q-2142Q) or (ii) MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;
2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3151, 3230 (or 4210);
3. At least 6 additional credits from any of the following courses: MATH 2360Q, 3146, 3160, 3170, 3210, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3330 (or 4310), 3370, 3410, 3435, 3510, 3511, 3710, and approved sections of 3094 and 3795;
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4. At least 3 additional credits from any of the following courses: MATH 3210, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3330 (or 4310), and 3370. In addition, at least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in approved related areas are required.
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics CLAS The requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics are 27 credits of 2000-level or above course work in Mathematics and 12
credits of course work in approved related areas. The required courses are:
1. Either (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q-2142Q), or (ii) MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;