SMS 400 - Capstone Research Experience in Marine Science

Capstone research project or research paper for students obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Marine Science.  Marine Science majors must complete at least three credits of SMS 400 and one credit of SMS 404 to satisfy the Capstone requirement for graduation.  Students are advised to complete SMS 400 during the senior year.


General Education Requirements: Together with SMS 404, this course satisfies both the General Education Writing Intensive requirement and the General Education Capstone Experience requirement.  A minimum of 3 credits of SMS 400 & 1 credit of SMS 404 are needed to fulfill either requirement.

Prerequisites: 12 credit hours of SMS courses and a minimum of 60 credit hours in all university courses (junior standing)

Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Credits: 1-4

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