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Ocean Sciences

Oceanography


The BSMAS in Oceanography is designed to give students a broad overview of the ocean sciences (physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography, and ocean-atmosphere interactions as they relate to weather and climate) and specialized knowledge in one or more subdisciplines.  Students are encouraged, but not required, to complete a second major in chemistry, physics, biology, geological sciences, meteorology, mathematics, computer science or engineering.

Our curriculum emphasizes small classes and strong faculty involvement. Undergraduate students are encouraged to work with the faculty and are able to earn course credit by conducting independent research under the supervision of leading scientists in their field. Research foci include air-sea interaction and remote sensing, biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, large-scale ocean dynamics, and biophysical interactions.

The Rosenstiel School offers a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Atmospheric Science with a major in Oceanography.  The Bachelor of Science degree program is meant for students planning to continue with graduate studies in ocean science, as preparation for professional school or as preparation for a technical career in government or private industry.