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Oceanography Major

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 Effective Date: Fall, 2007-Winter 2010  

NOTE: this concentration has been discontinued.  The last day to declare a concentration in Earth Sciences was April 30, 2010.   

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. One year of chemistry with labs (CHEM 125/126/130, 210/211).
  2. One year of physics with labs (PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241)
  3. MATH 115 and 116, and one of MATH 214, 215, or 216
  4. STATS 350
  5. Introductory Geology course with laboratory (e.g., GEOSCI 116, 119&118, 120 or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 205-206, 284) combined with a laboratory courses (GESOSCI 118 or 207)
  6. Oceanography - GEOSCI 222/223

Concentration Program.

  1. Select at least four courses from:
    1. GEOSCI 449, Marine Geology
    2. GEOSCI 479, Marine Geochemistry
    3. GEOSCI 421, Principles of Physical Oceanography
    4. GEOSCI 452, Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Global Change
    5. GEOSCI 446, Principles of Paleoclimatology
  2. Elective Courses (at least 15 credits): select five additional courses from GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 422, 465, 467, 478, 483, 486.

Fall, 2006 through Summer 2007

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. One year of chemistry with labs (CHEM 125/126/130, 210/211).
  2. One year of physics with labs (PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241)
  3.  MATH 115 and 116, and one of MATH 214, 215, or 216
  4. STATS 350
  5.  Introductory Geology course with laboratory (e.g., GEOSCI 116, 120 or 201) or an introductoty geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 205-206, 284) combined with a laboratory courses (GESOSCI 118 or 207)
  6. Oceanography - GEOSCI 222/223

Concentration Program.

  1. Select at least four courses from:
    1. GEOSCI 449, Marine Geology
    2. GEOSCI 479, Marine Geochemistry
    3. GEOSCI 421, Principles of Physical Oceanography
    4. GEOSCI 452, Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Global Change
    5. GEOSCI 446, Principles of Paleoclimatology
  2. Elective Courses (at least 15 credits): select five additional courses from GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 422, 465, 467, 478, 483, 486.

Fall, 2005 though Summer 2006

May be elected as a departmental major

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to the Major. Introductory Geology (GEOSCI 116, 117, or 120) and GEOSCI 231; BIOLOGY 162 (or equivalent); MATH 115 and 116; PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241; and two of three from CHEM 125/130, 210/211, and 230.

Program of study in a major. All majors must complete GEOSCI 222/223 and one course from among GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, and 418/419. All majors must also complete MATH 215 and 216 as cognates to the major. Each concentrator must then also complete one of the following four options:

  1. Marine Geology. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 415, 418/419, 420, 422, 430, 455, 466, 467, 470, 478, 479, 485; EEB 380; CHEM 365; NRE 438 ; and AOSS 440.

  2. Marine Geophysics. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 483, 484, 485, 487, 488, CHEM 365; MATH 405, 450, 454, 471; and NRE 438.
  3. Marine Geochemistry. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 478 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 415, 422, 430, 449, 455, 466, 473, 474, 479, 485; CHEM 210/211, 215/216, 302, 340, 365; EEB 380; and NRE 438.
  4. Marine Biology/Paleobiology. 16-18 credits that must include EEB 380 and the remaining credits from: GEOSCI 305, 418/419, 430, 437, 449, 456, 473, 478, 485; BIOLOGY 305; EEB 381, 437, 438, 440, 483/484; MCDB 408, 411; CHEM 365; and NRE 438.