Marine Policy Minor
Marine Policy (Minor)
What is marine policy?
Marine policy (also referred to as coastal or ocean policy) is a field of study and practice focused on public policy and governance as it relates to marine, ocean, and coastal resources. Effective management of human activities in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes areas is critical to our future,which includes the setting of public policy as it relates to these systems.Combine this minor with a major such as ocean engineering, biology, wildlife conservation, environmental conservation and sustainability, political science, or others to enhance your career opportunities or prepare for graduate study in science, management, law, or policy.
Why study marine policy at UNH?
Students at UNH have access to world-class, state-of-the-art marine and coastal research facilities and platforms with hands-on learning opportunities through the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, coupled with extensive partner networks with federal, state, and local governments. Located in the New Hampshire Seacoast region, UNH is the perfect place to study marine policy. Through pertinent coursework and internship opportunities, students are able to gain exceptional experience in marine science and policy.
Potential career areas
- Natural resource management
- Non-profit science policy and advocacy
- Government scientist/researcher (federal/state)
- University teaching/research
- Environmental consulting
- Environmental law
- Maritime law and policy
- Marine technology development
- Marine renewable energy development
- Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
- Coastal zone management