Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Marine Science, Minor

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.


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Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher


  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (an upper division course includes any 3 credit course that requires a pre-requisite)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.

Required Courses
BIOL 101General Biology3
or BIOL 104
CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 108General Chemistry II3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 112General Chemistry II Lab1
EGEO 131Oceanography3
MARS 241Marine Biology3
MARS 331Chemical Oceanography3
MARS 362Marine Geology3
Marine Science Elective
Choose one 300/400 level MARS course3
Total Hours26

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2003.
Revised 8-2019