Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management

Program:
Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management
Program Code:
5416 Marine Ecosystem Management
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
Department:
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management

The Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management is designed to provide students with a fundamental background in ecosystem management of marine natural resources. Students gain insight and experience in marine management issues relative to estuarine, coastal, and open-water marine ecosystems from the perspective of habitat, biota and human resource users. Students are also exposed to the management skills necessary to recognize and use effective techniques to conserve, preserve and restore marine ecosystem integrity for the benefit of society. This unique management emphasis serves the career interests of students well as they pursue positions in the marine sciences.

The Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in Fisheries and Wildlife, and Zoology. The minor is administered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the marine ecosystem management minor should contact the undergraduate advisor for fisheries and wildlife in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Requirements for the Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management

The student must complete:

               
Marine Ecosystem Management  
All of the following courses (14 credits):  
FW 110 Conservation and Management of Marine Resources 3
FW 416 Marine Ecosystem Management 3
ZOL 303 Oceanography     4
ZOL 353 Marine Biology (W)     4
Biodiversity            
One of the following courses (4 credits):  
FW 471 Ichthyology       4
PLB 424 Algal Biology     4
ZOL 306 Invertebrate Biology 4
Experiential Learning in Marine Ecosystem Management  
One of the following courses which must contain a marine emphasis (2 to 4 credits):  
FW 480 International Studies in Fisheries and Wildlife 3
FW 493 Professional Internships in Fisheries and Wildlife 2 or 3
ZOL 496 Internship in Zoology 4
ZOL 498 Internship in Zoo and Aquarium Science 4

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Marine Ecosystem Management, MNUN (5416)

Required Credits: 20    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Conservation and Management
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Conservation and Management: 1 course from FW110

Requirement 2: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Ecosystem
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Ecosystem: 1 course from FW416

Requirement 3: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Oceanography
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Oceanography: 1 course from ZOL303

Requirement 4: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Marine Biology
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Marine Biology: 1 course from ZOL353

Requirement 5: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Biodiversity
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Biodiversity: 1 course from FW471, PLB424, ZOL306

Requirement 6: Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Experiential Learning
Minor - Marine Ecosystem Management - Experiential Learning: 1 course from FW480, FW493, ZOL496, ZOL498

Requirement 7
20 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.