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.

Students who are interested in enrolling should contact Jim Schneider. 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, Lyman Briggs, Community Sustainability, and Zoology.


Requirements for the Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management:

All of the following courses must be completed (14 cr.)

FW 110 - Conservation and Management of Marine Resources (3 cr.)

FW 416 - Marine Ecosystem Management (3 cr.)

ZOL 303 - Oceanography (4 cr.)

ZOL 353 - Marine Biology (4 cr.)



One of the following courses: (4 credits):

FW 471 - Ichthyology (4 cr.)

PLB 424 - Algal Biology. (4 cr.)

ZOL 306 - Invertebrate Biology (4 cr.)


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 cr.)

FW 493 - Professional Internships in Fisheries and Wildlife (2 or 3 cr.)

ZOL 496 - Internship in Zoology (4 cr.)

ZOL 498 - Internship in Zoo and Aquarium Science (4 cr.)