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2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Biological Diving Minor


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Justin Merry, jmerry@francis.edu, 814-471-1105

Program Description:

The Biological Diving Minor combines training in marine science and field biology with advanced study in SCUBA techniques. It is accessible to any major, but does require a basic foundation in the biological sciences along with SCUBA courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Biological Diving Minor, students will be able to…

  • Describe the diversity of biological marine systems, major groups of organisms that live within them, and the basic physical and chemical properties and processes of the ocean.
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced diving competencies, including safety skills and responsible care for the environment.
  • Plan scientific dives and collect useful biological data while on scuba dives.

Total Credits Required:

20 credits

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