Students in the MCP Program must complete a total of 30 graduate credits, including the indicated number of courses in each of Marine Sciences, Conservation, Communications, Policy/ Law/ Economics, Quantitative Assessment and Field Studies. In addition, students must complete six credits of either Capstone Project or Internship, depending on their area of interest.
The following course listings reflect what is currently being offered and may change by semester.
For a full list of current course offerings and descriptions, please click here.
To download the 2014–2015 course checklist, please click here.
A. Marine Sciences – 2 courses
One course in basic biological field plus any other MAR course. Suggestions for biology courses include:
B. Conservation – 2 courses
- MAR 507: Marine Conservation Biology (required)
And any one of:
- MAR 512: Marine Pollution
- MAR 522: Environmental Toxicology and Public Health
- MAR 552-T11: Marine Mammal Biology (offered as special topics course)
- MAR 554: Aquatic Animal Diseases
- MAR 578: Biology and Conservation of Seabirds
- MAR 588: Marine Molecular Ecology
C. Communications – 2 courses
- JRN 500: Introduction to News Media Concepts and Institutions (3 credits)
- Any 3 of the following: JRN 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 508, 509: Communicating Science (1 credit each)
D. Policy/law/economics/management – 1 course
- MAR 514: Environmental Management
- MAR 536: Environmental Law and Regulation
- MAR 539: Economics of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
- MAR 553: Fisheries Management
- POL 543: Environmental Politics and Policy
E. Quantitative Assessment – 1 course
- MAR 558: Remote Sensing
- MAR 569: Statistics with R
- MAR 587 GIS: Display and Analysis of Environmental Data
- BEE 555: Mathematical Models in Population Biology
F. Field Biology – 1 Course
G. Project or Internship – 6 credits
- MAR 589: Capstone Project in Marine Conservation and Policy
- MAR 592: Internship in Marine Conservation and Policy
For more information on the Capstone Project or Internship, please click here.