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Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences:Undergraduate Program

Ocean & Earth Science

Students in the Ocean and Earth Science program focus on the global systems that control environmental conditions. They also learn to develop solutions to complex environmental problems by working in multidisciplinary teams. All majors in the department complete courses in the basic sciences and mathematics, core courses in earth systems science, and a capstone field research experience. In addition, students complete a suite of specialty courses according to their chosen concentrations. (Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, Geology, and Earth Science Education)



Students must select one of the seven areas of emphasis: Biological, Chemical, or Physical Oceanography; Geology; Earth Science Education; Environmental Science; Marine Science Technology. Curricula for each are below.

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Presidential Inauguration

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