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Oceanography Minor

Tailor Your Studies in Oceanography
  • Lab

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

  • Intern

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

  • 109

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

Oceanography, Minor Program Overview
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Learn To

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

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

Integrate knowledge of mathematics and other natural sciences to evaluate arguments and solve problems

Alumni Work In:

Protect and preserve ecosystems in oceans and seas through planned management to prevent the over-exploitation of these resources. (Source)

Work for government institutions engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems and also in the management of the projects concerned. (Source)

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

Provide specialized expertise, personnel, instrumentation and support services to scientists that use oceanographic research vessels. (Source)

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