Bachelor of Science Degree - Upper Division Science Courses

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Oceanography (180 credits): Oceanography, Basic Science, Upper Division Science and Other Courses


Upper Division Science Courses (20 Credits)

A partial list of common upper division science courses are listed here. For a full list, see the UW Course Catalog. The number in parentheses after the course number is the credits given for completion of the course.

For All Students:

AMATH 301 (4) Beginning Scientiic Computing
OCEAN 423 (4) Ocean Circulation and Climate
OCEAN 450 (4) Climatic Extremes
OCEAN 451 (4) Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
OCEAN 452 (3) Spatial Information Technologies in Ecosystem Sciences
Q SCI 381 (5) Intro to Probability and Statistics

See also the course listings for other Mathematics and Applied Mathematics electives

For Biological Oceanography:

BIOL 330 (5) Natural History of Marine Invertebrates
BIOL 401 (5) Cell Biology
BIOL 427 (5) Biomechanics
BIOL 430 (8) Marine Zoology and BIOL 445 (8) Marine Botany (Spring Quarter at FHL)
BIOL 432 (9) Marine Invertebrate Zoology (Summer Quarter at FHL)
BIOL 433 (5) Marine Ecology
BIOL 434 (5) Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 446 (5) Biology of Algae
BIOL 448 (3) Marine Algal Ecology
BIOL 470 (3) Biogeography
BIOL 477 (3) Marine Conservation

CHEM 237 (4), CHEM 238 (4), CHEM 239 (3) Organic Chemistry

See also the course listings for Biochemistry, Fisheries, Genome Sciences and Microbiology

For Chemical Oceanography:

CHEM 237 (4) or CHEM 238 (4) or CHEM 239 (3) Organic Chemistry
CHEM 321 (5) Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 455 (3), CHEM 456 (3), CHEM 457 (3) Physical Chemistry
CHEM 460 (3) Spectroscopic Molecular Identification

For Marine Geology and Geophysics:

ESS 211 (5) Physical Processes of the Earth - If 211, 212 and 213 are taken, 10
ESS 212 (5) Earth Materials and Processes -credits can count toward UD courses for a B.S.
ESS 213 (5) Evolution of the Earth
ESS 311 (5) Geochemistry, ESS 312 (5) Geomechanics
ESS 313 (5) GeobiologyESS 315 (4) Environmental Geology
ESS 403 (3) Global GeophysicalESS 450 (4) Principles of Paleobiology

For Physical Oceanography:

ATMOS 301 (5) Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences (prerequisite for further AtmoSci courses)
AMATH 401 (3), AMATH 402 (3), AMATH 403 (3) Methods in Applied Mathematics I, II, III
MATH 307 (3) Differential Equations or AMATH 351 (3)
MATH 308 (3) Linear Algebra or AMATH 252 (3)
MATH 309 (3) Partial Differential Equations or AMATH 253 (3)
MATH 324 (3), MATH 326 (3) Advanced Calculus I and II
MATH 390 (3) Statistics & Probability for Scientists and Engineers
PHYS 224 (3) Thermal Physics, PHYS 225 (3) Modern Physics
PHYS 227 (3), PHYS 228 (3) Elementary Mathematical Physics I and II