Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) (BSc(MarineBiol))

Program Code

BSC

Academic Year

2017

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program prepares students for careers in marine biology via training in use of coherent, logical procedures and rigorous experimental planning for practical work in the field and laboratory. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning environments, and thus students gain experience with research equipment used in research across the northern and southern hemispheres. The first year involves core studies in biology, geology and statistics. In subsequent years, students study ecological and evolutionary biology courses, which include marine biology components, as well as coastal management and specialised research methodology. At third year, there are three specific marine courses that cover the theoretical, practical and fieldwork aspects of marine biology.
The Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 42 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 30 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are available to the student up to the value of 9 units in total at levels I and/or II with no more than 6 units at Level I.
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units
  5. A major from the Bachelor of Science may be presented as set out in Academic Program Rule for the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Core Courses

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms 3
ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I 3
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences) 3
GEOLOGY 1103 Earth Systems I 3
SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells 3
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 2500 Botany II 3
ENV BIOL 2503 Zoology II 3
ENV BIOL 2502 Ecology II 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 3121 Concepts in Ecology III 3
ENV BIOL 3124 Foundations in Marine Biology III 3
ENV BIOL 3500 Marine Biology III 6
ENV BIOL 3520 Research Methods in Marine Biology III 3