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Marine Science

MSCI 398 (Q*) Internship in Marine Science.  (Credit Hours: 1-12) (Pre-requisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and at least one marine science course 300 level or above.  A contract must be approved by the instructor/faculty coordinator, off-campus supervisor, and the department chair by the time of registration.)  Work experience related to marine science or a related field, as part of an approved internship with primary supervision by a non-faculty member. Requires a minimum of 50 hours of on-site, supervised, and evaluated student work experience per credit.  The course may be taken for up to 12 credits, but no more than 6 total credits of MSCI 398, 399, 497, 498, and 499 may be used for major credit.  Semesters offered: F, S, Su.

Individual students engage in a structured, marine-related internship experience under the coordination of a faculty member and the direction of an non-faculty supervisor. A contract must be approved by the instructor/faculty coordinator, non-faculty supervisor, and department chair at the time of registration. MSCI 398 projects are designed to develop knowledge and skills through participatory activities. Experience may be obtained in education, research, policy, management, or other areas related to the marine sciences. Course credit is variable, between 1 and 12 credits (a minimum of 50 hours per credit, that translates to 50 to 600 estimated experiential contact hours).

MSCI 399 (Q*) Independent Study. (Credit Hours: 1-4) (Pre-requisites: A contract must be approved by the instructor and the department chair by the time of registration). Directed study of specific topics or supervised work as part of an approved off-campus internship. Semesters offered: F, S, Su.

Individual students engage in a structured scientific research project, science education project, or internship experience under the direction of a faculty member or off-campus supervisor.  A contract must be approved by the instructor and department chair at the time of registration.  MSCI 399 projects are designed to develop knowledge and skills through participatory activities. The activities may be individual or collaborative.  Course credit varies between 1 and 4 credits requiring roughly 50 hours per credit hour (50 to 200 total experiential learning contact hours).

MSCI 497 (Q*) Marine Science Senior Thesis. (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: Completion of the Marine Science Core or permission of the Department Chair. A contract must be approved by the instructor and the Department Chair by the time of registration.) Each student plans and executes an original research project with guidance and supervision of a Marine Science faculty member. Results are presented in written and oral form. Senior

Individual students engage in a structured, original scientific research project under the direction of a faculty member.  A contract must be approved by the instructor and department chair at the time of registration.  In completing the project, students will design, execute and report on the results of their original research.  The research activities may be individual or collaborative.  The project will produce a research product, either a poster for presentation or a formal journal-style paper.  Course credit varies between 1 and 4 credits requiring roughly 50 hours per credit hour (50 to 200 total experiential learning contact hours).

MSCI 498 (Q*) Research Internship.  (Credit Hours: 1-12) (Pre-requisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and at least one marine science course 300 level or above.  A contract must be approved by the instructor/faculty coordinator, off-campus supervisor, and the department chair by the time of registration)  Research experience related to marine science or a related field, as part of an approved internship with primary supervision by a non-faculty member.  The student must complete a directed research project and a research paper or summary presentation as part of the internship.  Requires a minimum of 50 hours of on-site, supervised, and evaluated student work experience per credit.  The course may be taken for up to 12 credits, but no more than 6 total credits of MSCI 398, 399, 497, 498, and 499 may be used for major credit. Semesters offered:  F, S, Su.

Individual students engage in a structured, marine-related internship experience under the coordination of a faculty member and the direction of a non-faculty supervisor. A contract must be approved by the instructor/faculty coordinator, non-faculty supervisor, and department chair at the time of registration. MSCI 498 projects are designed to develop research knowledge and skills through participation in active research and completion of a directed research project. Course credit is variable, between 1 and 12 credits (a minimum of 50 hours per credit, that translates to 50 to 600 estimated experiential contact hours).

MSCI 499 (Q*) Directed Undergraduate Research. (Credit Hours: 3-6) (Pre-requisites: A contract must be approved by the instructor and the Department Chair by the time of registration) Structured undergraduate research projects conducted with faculty direction and participation, or within the context of an approved off-campus internship. Projects explore marine or related problems using the scientific method. One conference and no less than five laboratory or field research hours per week. Semesters offered: F, S, Su.

Individual students engage in a structured, original, marine-related scientific research project under the direction of a faculty member or off-campus supervisor.  A contract must be approved by the instructor and department chair at the time of registration.  In completing the project, students will design, execute and report on the results of their original research.  The research activities may be individual or collaborative.  The project will produce a research product, either a poster for presentation or a formal journal-style paper.  The entire course is EL.  Course credit varies between 3 and 6 credits requiring roughly 50 hours per credit hour (150 to 300 total experiential learning contact hours).