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Combining traditional faculty and program strengths in oceanography, marine biology and ocean engineering with an emerging marine policy focus, the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering provides its students with the scientific underpinnings of these disciplines while training them to contribute to and engage in scientifically-informed policy and resource management. Both the graduate and undergraduate degrees programs and undergraduate minors are offered through programs that are integrated between the school and the appropriate colleges and departments at UNH.


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Marine Policy Minor

Effective management of human activites in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes is critical to our future. UNH is launching a new minor in marine policy that is open to all students to help address this challenge.

Minor and Course Information

Students UNH's scuba diving program snorkel in the Atlantic Ocean.



Specialized Classes & Programs

Several specialized courses are offered thru the University of New Hampshire in support of students with marine science and ocean engineering interests throughout the university. These include the Marine Immersion course for incoming freshman and transfer students, basic and advanced research SCUBA courses, and the Ocean Projects course that pairs senior undergraduate students majoring in engineering and science with faculty to develop and carry out year-long research projects.