Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Marine Science

Your BSc programme will consist of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Marine Science we recommend the capstone course, MARINE 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page

Recommended stage one courses are BIOSCI 101, BIOSCI 108, BIOSCI 109 and GEOG 101.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at scifac@auckland.ac.nz.

Doing a double major with Marine Science

If you choose to do double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Marine Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics.

Preparing for your Marine Science major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Marine Science courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.  

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Emailscifac@auckland.ac.nz
Webwww.marine.auckland.ac.nz