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Center for Marine Science

Applied Coastal & Ocean Sciences, Ph.D.

Out of the Lab and into the World
  • 170K

    Square Feet of Research Space at the UNCW Center for Marine Science

  • 1 of 3

    UNCW One of Three UNC System Schools Ranked Among the Top 100 Public National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

  • 26th

    UNCW Ranked Among Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Preparing Students for careers in:

Conduct research at a university or college.
Work for local, state and federal agencies conducting research and impacting policy.
Develop new products, services and technologies that solve marine issues and contribute to the Blue Economy.
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Learn TO

Earn a robust marine science degree.

Experience training and opportunities to develop dynamic entrepreneurship and technology development skills.

Prepare for careers in the academic job market, private and policy sectors, or entrepreneurship.

The Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences program formally integrates entrepreneurship topics to help students envision new applications for their ideas in business, policymaking and other areas of targeted problem solving.
Dr. Steve Skrabal Graduate program director and chemistry & biochemistry professor