Apr 22, 2021  
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue

Oceanography, B.S.

The B.S. Oceanography program is designed specifically for students interested in pursuing professional, research or academic careers and/or advanced degrees in the ocean sciences. Because oceanography is a truly integrative and synthetic field which continues to become more technological and global in its approach, the oceanography degree program requires students to develop basic proficiencies in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology, and effective oral and written communication skills. In addition, the program allows students to focus on their specific interests through selection of appropriate elective course work. The program includes an applied learning component which can be fulfilled through appropriate field- or ship-based course work, internships, and/or faculty directed research.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in Oceanography a student must complete OCN 395 .

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.S. degree in Oceanography a student must complete OCN 390 .


Students must also complete a minimum of 31 hours of electives. Students may select from the following and any additional OCN course. Courses must be selected from at least three different disciplines; 21 of which must be above the 299 level.

Total: 59-63 hours