MARINE BIOLOGY

DON’T JUST STUDY MARINE LIFE. JUMP IN AND EXPERIENCE IT

There are few places in the world that offer more diverse aquatic ecosystems to discover than right here in southwest Florida. From working in the lab to diving off the coast, you’ll have extraordinary opportunities for hands-on analysis and observation. You’ll get out to explore, learn, study and practice the fundamentals of scientific inquiry. What are you waiting for?

Skills You will Gain

1. Problem-solving. You’ll demonstrate knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of marine-related problems currently impacting society and their possible solutions.

2. Proficiency in scientific inquiry. You’ll gain an understanding of laboratory and field experimentation, different sampling techniques in marine environments and the proper use of scientific literature for research and scholarship.

3. Critical thinking. You’ll build a foundation in critical thinking, developing skills in scientific inquiry, critical analysis of experimental data and clear and accurate communication of results.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

tony.barbosa@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1584

Office:

Henkels 3050

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Chair of the Biology Department; Professor of Biology

Email:

agnes.berki@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7926

Office:

Henkels 3053

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Instructor of Biology

Email:

jacob.blanchard@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7130

Office:

Henkels 3052

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Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

stephen.cronin@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1617

Office:

Henkels 3051

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Dr. Paula Ines Castagnet Chair of Biological Sciences; Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

nicholas.curtis@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7132

Office:

Henkels 2053

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Instructor of Biology; Faculty Athletics Representative

Email:

brett.feger@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7366

Office:

Canizaro Library 249

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

patrick.hillesheim@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1528

Office:

Henkels 2049

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Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

ladislav.sallai@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2418

Office:

Henkels 3028

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Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

samuel.shephard@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7345

Office:

Henkels 2021

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Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department; Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

stephen.thong@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7940

Office:

Henkels 3048

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REQUIRED COURSES

Required Courses for the Major

BIOL 211 Biology I Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOL 212 Biology II Organismal and Population Biology

BIOL 220 ZoologyBIOL 230 Botany

BIOL 240 General Ecology with laboratory or BIOL 241 General Ecology without laboratory

BIOL 303 GeneticsBIOL 307 Marine Biology

BIOL 310 General and Chemical Oceanography

BIOL 321 Tropical Ecology and Field Biology

BIOL 401 Microbiology

BIOL 497 Directed Research

CHEM 125 General Chemistry I

CHEM 126 General Chemistry II

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I

PHYS 211 or 221 Physics I

Two Electives from among the following courses

BIOL 402 Microbiological Ecology

BIOL 403 Animal Physiology

BIOL 407 Marine Zoology

BIOL 408 Marine Botany

BIOL 438 Aquatic Biology

Minor in Marine Biology

BIOL 211 Biology I Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOL 220 Zoology or BIOL 230 Botany

BIOL 240 General Ecology with laboratory or BIOL 241 General Ecology without laboratory

BIOL 307 Marine Biology

Two from among the following courses

BIOL 310 General and Chemical Oceanography

BIOL 321 Tropical Ecology and Field Biology

BIOL 402 Microbiological Ecology

BIOL 403 Animal Physiology

BIOL 407 Marine Zoology

BIOL 408 Marine Botany

BIOL 438 Aquatic Ecology

DEPARTMENTAL MESSAGE

The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason and in its ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.

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