The B.S. in Biology: Marine and Freshwater Science degree is offered through the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. This degree is offered on the Austin campus and the Department of Marine Science offers several courses that satisfy requirements for this degree program. Below is a summary of the program.
UNDER THIS MAJOR, STUDENTS ARE:
- Required to take 6 credits in residence at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas through Semester by the Sea or Intersession.
- Encouraged to enroll in four courses at the Marine Science Institute either by enrolling in Semester by the Sea and/or Intersession courses in Port Aransas.
- Offered the option to register in Marine Science independent study courses in conjunction with directed research (MNS 170 and/or 270) over consecutive fall/spring or summer terms. Only three credits of research may be counted toward to fulfill the 21 hour upper-division course requirement as described under section 19(c) in the Prescribed Work in Option III: Marine and Freshwater Science.
- For entering students interested in this program, you will find application materials for The University of Texas at Austin on the UT Admissions web site. Continuing students already enrolled at UT-Austin should contact Ken Dunton, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor.
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- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- Rhodes and British Marshall Scholarships
- Harry S. Truman Scholarships
- Morris K. Udall Scholarships
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- Micky Leland Environmental Internship Program
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
- Undergraduate Research Fellowships
- Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
- Natural Sciences Foundation
- In-State Authorization Agreements (a/k/a tuition waivers)
- Robert E Boyer Endowed Presidential Scholarship, James Vick Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 21st Century Endowed Presidential Scholarship
- Emergency Undergraduate Loan Fund ($300 max)
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO LEARN IN ALL OF YOUR BIOLOGY CLASSES
Process of Science: Engage in the process of science by practicing observation, generating hypotheses, designing testable experiments and manipulating data.
Quantitative Reasoning: Manipulate numerical data and evaluate the significance of the data using appropriate mathematical and/or statistical methods.
Critical Thinking: Use logical reasoning to apply known concepts to novel situations and to identify and evaluate source materials and scholarly literature.
Independent Learning: Demonstrate personal responsibility to set goals and regularly engage in self-assessment of progress towards academic accomplishment.
Exchange of Ideas: Collaborate, discuss, and exchange ideas in a team setting in order to explore creative solutions to complex problems.
Biology and Society: Apply biological concepts to daily life and issues in society.