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All students must have a university entrance qualification; see Massey University undergraduate entry requirements. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that students beginning their study of Marine Ecology should have a sound background to NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in at least one of chemistry, physics or biology and a mathematics subject.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
The first year of the Marine Ecology major will involve developing a core understanding of relevant underpinning principles. In your second year, you will start to engage with specific Marine Ecology courses and strengthen your understanding of the form and function of marine animals. Courses include: Introductory Marine Biology, Data Analysis for Biologists, Invertebrate Zoology, and Animal Form and Function.
To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree please click the regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
For each course, check for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions that may affect you, by searching the course code in the Course Search.
In addition to these four courses, choose four elective courses. It is easy to select additional 100-level (first year) courses that will allow you to add another major or minor in your degree or pursue an alternative major in your second year. Check that any additional majors and minors that you would like to add are available at your campus or can be completed with distance study.
With this selection of courses, you will also meet the first year requirements for the Zoology major.
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