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Marine Mammal Field Studies and Conservation, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_MMFS

Control Number: 41824

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Marine Mammal Field Studies and Conservation certificate is designed to prepare students interested in gaining experiential learning in various fields of marine mammal research, public outreach, education and conservation. This introductory exposure will allow them to make important contacts and gain fundamental skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of marine mammalogy and conservation.

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe fundamentals of marine mammal ecology including evolution, adaptations to aquatic lifestyle, and threats to their environment.
  2. Identify regional diversity of marine mammals in context of threats and conservation status. 
  3. Demonstrate various research techniques used to study marine mammals including photographic identification, biopsy sampling, and other marine mammal tracking methods.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
MRSC A180Marine Biology3
MRSC A187Marine Mammals3
MRSC A188Marine Mammal Field Studies1
MRSC A288Survey of Marine Mammal Research and Techniques1
Restricted Electives4
Digital Mapping: Introduction to GIS
Internship Experience - Level 1
Boat Handling and Seamanship
Ecology of the Gray Whale
Ecology of the Gray Whale
Field Studies in Gray Whale Ecology
Marine Biology Lab
Marine Policy and Conservation
Introduction to Marine Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation
MRSC A291 Directed Study Marine Science 1
MRSC A292 Directed Study Marine Science 2
Total Units12