College of Science

Department of Marine Science

Current Student Resources

General Overview - Marine Science B.S.

In order to graduate, you will need to complete your general education and university requirements. Marine Science majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must earn a C- or above in each course that serves as a prerequisite for a more advanced course.

Marine Science majors complete GE area B1, B2, B3, B4 by taking Math, CHEM, and BIO courses included in the Marine Science core, and D-General Social Science with their Economics course. Students also complete the GWAR, upper-division service learning, and upper-division GE area B within their MSCI core courses.

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Key Resources

If you have questions about the following links and documents, or other student services, do not hesitate to contact the MSCI Department's Administrative Support Coordinator (ASC), Ashley Clark (

Resources Description
Advising & Student Success Meg Austin 
Campus Resources General services available to all students
Marine Science Capstone Guideline for Group or Independent Honors Capstone option
Library - Marine Science Resources Direct access to Journal articles, Databases, Books, Website links
Technology Resources Common technology resources for students (software, wifi, computers, and more)
Forms Description
COS Student Emergency Fund Application The College of Science (COS) Dean's office, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid, provides funding for COS students so that they may apply for a small (up to $500) grant to assist with emergency expenses that endanger their enrollment and/or success at CSUMB.
Add/Drop Requests to ADD or DROP a class are completed online only.
Incomplete Grade Contract Used for submitting an "I" grade. Signatures from both the Instructor and Student are required. The completed form is submitted to the Department Chair, Dr. James Lindholm (, Forest Hall (Bldg 49).
Photo Release In order for photos of any identifiable individual to appear on the MSCI website, social media, and/or other platforms of communication and advertisement, a photo release must be completed and submitted by the individual, and filed by the department.
Volunteer/Persons of Interest Complete this form when requesting authority for a Person of Interest request (i.e. volunteer, future hire, etc.)