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.