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Our Marine Conservation and Management minor means you get more out of your degree at Oregon State. Now you can focus on marine vertebrates, conservation science and management of living resources. Study, learn, innovate - you're the next step in creating a healthy planet, healthy economy and healthy people. Let's go further. 

The Marine Conservation and Management Minor focuses on marine vertebrates, conservation science, and management of living marine resources. You can earn this minor in Marine Conservation and Management through a combination of Oregon State's Ecampus, Hatfield Marine Science Center and the main campus in Corvallis, Oregon. This minor may be added to the BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degree. 

Marine Conservation and Management Minor

This minor requires a minimum of 27 credit hours divided between a core requirement (14 credits) and electives (13 credits). The core is organized around the three main themes in OSU’s strategic plan of a healthy planet, healthy economy, and healthy people. The elective section is broken into two groups of courses, one on species and habitats, the other one experiential learning and skills. A series in general biology equivalent to the BI 221, 222, 223, *Principles of Biology or BI 204, 205, 206, *Introductory Biology is a recommended prerequisite to the Marine Conservation and Management Minor.   Learn more about the Ecampus Marine Conservation and Management Minor.
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Student can incorporate social information in fisheries and wildlife management.  In the case of this minor, with an emphasis on marine ecosystems.
  • Student can synthesize knowledge of stock assessments, management regimes, and policy choices to explain what it takes to develop a “sustainable” fishery.

Read more about our learning outcomes.

Marine Conservation and Management
Undergraduate Minor
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus
Ecampus (Online)
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For questions about the Minor or how to add the Minor to your current program contact In the email specify your campus (Corvallis or Ecampus), and if you are a current student, include your OSU ID#.