Ocean Science Course Requirements
Students must complete the following intro course:
Students must complete the following 3 core courses:
Students must complete 5 concentration courses at the 3000-level or above. Students should speak with their advisor about which concentration courses are most appropriate for their program of study.
- BIOEE 4570 Limnology: Ecology of Lakes, Lectures
- BIOEE 4571 Limnology: Ecology of Lakes, Laboratory
- BIOEE 4780 Ecosystem Biology and Global Change
- BIOEE 4920 Special Topics in Ocean Biodiversity: Ocean Biodiversity Research Apprenticeship
- BIOEE 4930 Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity
- BIOEE 6680 Principles of Biogeochemistry
- BIOSM 3650 Underwater Research
- EAS 3420 Atmospheric Dynamics
- EAS 3530 Physical Oceanography
- EAS 3540 Ocean Satellite Remote Sensing
- EAS 3555 Biological Oceanography and Ocean Biogeochemistry (also BIOMI 3500)
- EAS 4620 Marine Ecosystem Sustainability (also BIOEE 4620)
- EAS 4720 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems in a Changing Ocean (also BIOEE 3500)
- EAS 4750 Special Topics in Oceanography
- EAS 5050 Fluid Dynamics in the Earth Sciences
- SEA 3665 The Ocean and Global Change
- SEA 3780 Oceans in the Global Carbon Cycle
- SEA 3800 Advanced Oceanographic Field Methods
- SEA 4640 Advanced Topics in Biological Oceanography
- SEAS 4990 Directed Oceanographic Research
Students may use one of the following organismal courses:
Exposure to the basic observations of earth science in the field is necessary to fully understand the chosen area of concentration in the major. A minimum of 3 credits of appropriate coursework is required, although more experience with fieldwork is encouraged. Students can choose from the following course options.
Summer REU Programs could also satisfy the requirement.
Temporary Solution during Pandemic
- 2 Credit Independent Study Course as a supplement to EAS 3540 Ocean Satellite Remote Sensing (by petition only) with Professor Bruce Monger. This course can only be added if the student have already taken EAS 3540.
- 3 Credit independent study with an EAS faculty member that will involve data or samples collected in the field (the student needs to approach a faculty member to design a project like this)
We will only accept these options by Seniors and Juniors in Fall/Summer of 2020 or Spring of 2021