Integrative Curricular Microcredential in Aquatic Biology
This microcredential will allow students to develop expertise and experience in aquatic ecosystems, from rivers and lakes to coastal oceans and the deep sea. During the microcredential, students will consider the relationship between freshwater and marine ecosystems and society, including through communication with local communities on lake health and developing posters on human impacts and complete a written self-reflection on their experiences in aquatic biology.Additional Details
9 credits in BIOL 312, BIOL 317, and one skills-based course in methods applicable to marine research, including BIOL 314, BIOL 340, BIOL 384, GEOG 286. Additional courses could satisfy the skills requirement after consultation with the microcredential coordinator.
Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. In addition to coursework, students will develop and carry out an integrative, high-impact project in aquatic research via either a Directed Study or an internship. The high-impact project will involve active research experience and sharing of scientific findings, such as through a publication, presentation, poster, podcast, etc.