Academic Subject Certificate in Marine Option Program (MOP)
The Marine Option Program (MOP) is a University of Hawai‘i systemwide
program with participation by students at all campuses. This program offers students opportunities to learn about the marine environment and work with marine scientists in many different areas of interest. Maui College students enrolled in MOP may earn certificates in a number of different ways based on the chose track. Each certificate attests to knowledge and experience gained in the field, and each offers unique opportunities for students desiring to gain employment or further their studies in the marine sciences.

For more information, call the Marine Option Program at 984-3203.

Requirements for Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)-Marine Option Program: 12 credits
Oceanography 101 Introduction to the Marine Option Program(1)
Marine survey course, either:
OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
or ZOOL 200 Marine Biology (4)
Research project/internship- at least 2 credits from the following:
OCN 191v Field Experience in Marine Naturalist Pgm (1-3)
OCN 193v Cooperative Education (1-3)
OCN 293v Marine Research & Internship (1-3)
Additional credits from the following, if not taken for marine survey course:
BIOL 105 Hawaiian Field Biology (4)
BIOL 200 Coral Reefs (4)
BIOL 265 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (3)
BOT 105 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
MARE 264* QUEST-Ouantitative Underwater Ecological Survey Techniques
MARE 364* Advanced QUEST
OCN 140 Open Water SCUBA Certification (2)
OCN 190v Selected Topic (1-3)
OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
OCN 201L Science of the Sea Lab (1)
OCN 250 Statistical Applications in Marine Science (3)
OCN 270 Communicating Ocean Science (3)
OCN 290v Advanced Topic
ZOOL 200 Marine Biology (4)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Competence
Marine Naturalist I: 9 credits
OCN 101 Intro to the Marine Option Program (1)
OCN 191v Field Experience in Marine Naturalist Pgm (1)
OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
ZOOL 200 Marine Biology (4)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Competence
Marine Naturalist II: 9 credits
BIOL 200 Coral Reefs (4)
OCN 64 Marine Life Identification
Two credits from any of the following:
OCN 190v Selected Topic (1-3)
OCN 191v Field Experience in Marine Naturalist Pgm (1-3)
OCN 193v Cooperative Education (1-3)
OCN 201L Science of the Sea Lab (1-3)
OCN 293v Marine Research & Internship (1-3)

 

Certificate of Professional Development (CPD)-
Marine Naturalist III: 3 credits
OCN 270 Communicating Ocean Science (3)

 

 *Note:  Offered at UH Hilo during the second two weeks in May