Two Year Course Plan
The following is a possible sequence of courses for the Oceanography B. Sc. degree for a two-year compressed junior and senior year (suitable for transfer students, or those switching to the ocean major after their first two years).
It is assumed that students are coming in with full STEM preparation (including a year of calculus and physics) and introductory courses in oceanography and geology. Contact the student advisor to discuss options for these courses that can be taken during the summer prior to your junior year. Students that lack some of the basic science and math preparation should consider the 2 years + Fall Qtr plan, or completing their degree in 3 years.
While scheduling of electives is flexible, most Oceanography courses are offered only once per year and so attention should be paid to the way they are scheduled below.
YEAR 1 (Junior Year)
|AUTUMN (17 credits)||WINTER (15 credits)||SPRING (14 credits)|
|Ocean 210 (4)||Ocean 295 (5)||Ocean 330 (5)|
|Ocean 215 (4)||Ocean 320 (5)||Ocean 220 (3)|
|Ocean 285 (3)||Ocean 351 (3)||Electives (6)|
|Ocean 310 (5)||Electives (2)|
|Ocean 100 (C/NC, 1 credit)|
YEAR 2 (Senior Year)
|AUTUMN (16 credits)||WINTER (14 credits)||SPRING (15 credits)|
|Ocean 443 (3)||Ocean 444 (2)||Ocean 445 (3)|
|Elective Upper Div Ocean (3)||Elective Upper Div Ocean (3)||Elective Upper Div Ocean (3)|
|Elective Upper Div Sci (3-5)||Elective Upper Div Sci (3-5)||Elective Upper Div Sci (3-5)|
|Electives (4-6)||Electives (4-6)||Electives (4-6)|
|Ocean 300 (C/NC, 1 credit)|