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
IBIO 303 Oceanography 4
IBIO 353 Marine Biology (W) 4
Biodiversity
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
FW 471 Ichthyology 4
IBIO 306 Invertebrate Biology 3
PLB 424 Algal 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
IBIO 496 Internship in Zoology 4
IBIO 498 Internship in Zoo and Aquarium Science 4