Undergraduate Programs

While offering a range of undergraduate courses, the Ocean Sciences Department presently only confers graduate degrees (Master of Science—M.S. or Doctor of Philosophy—Ph.D.) However, the undergraduate major in Environmental Science includes required and elective courses in ocean sciences. In addition, the undergraduate major in Marine Biology, sponsored by the Biological Sciences departments, includes required and elective courses in Ocean Sciences, and includes an Ocean Sciences concentration in Earth Sciences for undergraduates. Students interested in ocean sciences should major in a discipline such as Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Mathematics and take Ocean Sciences-related electives. Students with a bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines or equivalent coursework may apply directly for admission to the graduate program through the Division of Graduate Studies.

Spring 2024 Office Hours
2023-24 Ocean Sciences Courses

2024-25 Ocean Sciences Courses

Graduate Studies Admissions

Degree Programs