Programs of Study
Earth Sciences: Option in Oceanography B.S.E.Sci.
The courses offered in the Department of Earth Sciences cover the broad spectrum of geosciences, with emphases on climate, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, hydrology, and oceanography. The curriculum encompasses a group of related disciplines concerned with an understanding of Earth and its environment. Studies of the processes that shape the continents and oceans, drive the hydrologic cycle and ocean circulation, and affect climate change and the evolution of life are based on a foundation of basic mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The need for well trained Earth and environmental... Read more about Earth Sciences: Option in Oceanography (B.S.E.Sci.)
Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology Major B.S.
What is marine, estuarine and freshwater biology? Marine, estuarine and freshwater biology is a wide-ranging discipline that covers everything from the smallest aquatic microbes to the largest marine mammals and the habitats that they depend on, as well as emerging opportunities in shellfish, fish and seaweed farming.The program builds on a core curriculum in math, chemistry, physics and biology, and branches out into the aquatic sciences. Students specialize in their own areas of interest, preparing for exciting careers in fields including research, teaching, conservation,... Read more about Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology Major (B.S.)
Ocean Engineering B.S.O.E.
What is a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering? This degree program is tailored to students interested in solving engineering challenges associated with the ocean by studying the future technology, infrastructure needs and exploration methodology for the changing environment. It prepares students for careers in industry or government and provides a foundation for graduate studies. This program emphasizes ocean engineering fundamentals while offering interdisciplinary opportunities for focused study in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering and marine sciences... Read more about Ocean Engineering (B.S.O.E.)