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Curriculum

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Oceanography take the following major coursework.  A full listing of course descriptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.

Major Coursework

  • OCNG 203 – Communicating Oceanography Lab
  • OCNG 251 – Oceanography
  • OCNG 252 – Oceanography Lab
  • OCNG 303 – Professional Communication in Ocean Science
  • OCNG 410 – Physical Oceanography
  • OCNG 420 – Biological Oceanography
  • OCNG 430 – Geological Oceanography
  • OCNG 440 – Chemical Oceanography
  • OCNG 443 – Oceanographic Field and Laboratory Methods
  • OCNG 456 – Matlab Programming Lab for Ocean Science
  • OCNG 461 – Advanced Oceanographic Data Analysis and Communication
  • OCNG 469 – Python for Geoscience
  • OCNG 481 – Seminar in Oceanography
  • GEOS 470 – Data Analysis and Methods in Geoscience

Concentration Coursework

At the end of their freshman year, student will select one of the following tracks:

  • Marine Ecosystem Science and Health (MESH)
  • Ocean Climate (OC)
  • Ocean Observing Systems (OOST)

A list of track requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog.

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