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Oceanography, B.S.

Pursue a Professional, Research or Academic Career in Ocean Science
  • Lab

    Most of Our Classes Have a Hands-On Field & Lab Component

  • Intern

    Opportunities to Conduct Research & Internship at a State-of-the-Art Facility with Top-Notch Scientists

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    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

Oceanography, B.S. Program Overview
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Learn To

Understand and be able to apply the scientific method to oceanographic problems.

Demonstrate the ability to critically read, logically evaluate, and effectively communicate data, problems, and issues in oceanography.

Identify and describe basic oceanographic concepts and processes, common materials and constituents of the oceans, key events in the history and evolution of the oceans.

Analyze and interpret oceanographic data in both laboratory and field settings, apply practical methods and techniques, and integrate their knowledge of mathematics and other natural sciences to evaluate arguments, and solve problems.

Alumni Work In:

Government researchers provide input for the analysis that is required to develop, implement, review and evaluate both existing and proposed government policies. (Source)

Study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future. (Source)

Apply your expertise and skills developed through study and research. (Source)

Teach about the impact of humans on natural ecosystems. Cover issues such as pollution, environmental destruction, sustainability and climate change. (Source)

Conduct inspections, make necessary repairs, perform preventive maintenance, and create detailed reports of emergency incidents. (Source)

Federal or state regulators who create, implement and enforce policies related to the ocean or the coast. (Source)

Measure, record or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. (Source)