Oceanography Minor

Under the new requirements, effective Fall 2016, the minor allows students to tailor their studies in other areas to include one of the core threads of the broad interdiscipinary field of oceanography.  Upper division requirements elective are flexible, allowing students to build a program that meets their intellectual and career goals by either sampling other aspects of the field, or specializing further.

(1) All Oceanography minors must complete the introductory course sequence Ocean 200, and Ocean 210.

(2) Students choose one thread through the interdisciplinary core by taking one of the following sequences:

Physics/coastal oceanography:  Ocean 285 and Ocean 320, or

Organic chemistry/marine biogeochemistry:  Ocean 295 and Ocean 330

An additional focus in marine geology, geophysics and geochemistry will be offered startingl in Fall 2017:  ESS 210 or 211 and Ocean 310

(3) 9 credits of Ocean- prefix electives, chosen from 300- and 400-level courses