Although the University of Alberta does not offer a formal Marine Science degree, four courses with a strong marine emphasis are available on campus: ZOOL 250 (Survey of Invertebrates), BIOL 495 (Advanced Invertebrate Biology) and BIOL 361 (Marine Science) and EAS 212 (The Oceans). ZOOL 250 examines the diversity of animal groups without backbones, most of which occur in the sea, and is a recommended course in the Evolutionary Biology, Animal Biology, and Ecology B.Sc. programs. BIOL 495 allows students to get extended hands-on experience with research techniques applied to invertebrates. BIOL 361 provides a general introduction to marine science, and can be taken as an approved option, on request, in these and other B.Sc. programs. EAS 212, presented by the Earth & Atmospheric Sciences department, offers an introduction to the physics and chemistry of the ocaes.
In addition, many other B.Sc. credit Marine (MA SC) courses can be taken at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) on Vancouver Island, BC. Courses may be taken from the BMSC Summer Program or students may take a full 15-credit term of courses in the BMSC Fall Program. BMSC is Canada's premier marine research and teaching facility, and is co-owned and co-managed by the University of Alberta. All MA SC courses provide credit toward degrees in Science at the University of Alberta. Furthermore, a generous Scholarship Program helps reduce the costs of taking courses at Bamfield.
Prerequsites for all the MA SC courses are consent of the Department of Biological Sciences. However, permission to register in these courses must first be obtained from the Director of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, to whom application should be made.
Information concerning course prerequisites and application procedures for Marine Science courses at Bamfield may be obtained from the Department of Biological Sciences located in CW 312, Student Services, or email Dr. Richard Palmer, Department of Biological Sciences.
For more information see Maximizing Marine Science Opportunities at the University of Alberta.
Other Enquiries can be made to:
University Programmes Co-coordinator Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1B0 Telephone: (250) 728-3301 ext 216 Fax: (250) 728-3452 Email: email@example.com More information on how to get the most out of marine science oppportunities at the University of Alberta is available here.