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Option Ocean Science Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Earth Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



Because of its interdisciplinary scope and quantitative rigor, the Ocean Science option is suitable for students interested in careers in all aspects of marine science, environmental sciences, science education, and in advanced graduate studies in a range of subjects.



Requirements

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
   or CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4) and PH 222. Recitation for Physics 212 (1)
   or PH 202. *General Physics (5)

In addition, complete the third term of either the chemistry or physics series:
CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
  or CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
OR
PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4) and PH 223. Recitation for Physics 213 (1)
  or PH 203. *General Physics (5)

Plus two additional courses in biology; select two of the following:
BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)

MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
OC 295. Introduction to Field Oceanography (3)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts, and People (3)
OC 334. ^Polar Oceanography (3)
OC 430. Principles of Physical Oceanography (4)
OC 440. Biological Oceanography (4)
OC 450. Chemical Oceanography (3)
OC 460. Geological Oceanography (3)

Experiential Learning

The program must contain at least 6 credits of experiential learning that may include an internship, research or senior thesis. Combinations of these are allowed (e.g., 3 credits of internship or 3 credits of research). Students are urged to work with advisors and the program head at an early stage of their study to plan their experiential learning.

Select combinations of from the following that total 6 credits:
OC 401. Research Projects (1–16)
OC 403. Thesis (1–16)
OC 410. Internship (1–16)

Plus two terms (2 credits total) of enrollment in a marine-oriented seminar series:
OC 407. Seminar (1)

Plus at least 18 credits from the electives below:

Students could choose to focus on a specific area or sample from a wide range. Additional MTH courses would be appropriate for some students planning on graduate studies in ocean science.)

Biological

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
BI/FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
GEO 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)
OC/FW 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)

Climate

ATS 301. Climate Data Analysis (4)
ATS 310. Meteorology (4)
ATS 420. Principles of Climate: Physics of Climate and Climate Change (4)
ATS 421. Climate Modeling (4)
GEO 481. Glacial Geology (4)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)

Fluids

CE 311. Fluid Mechanics (4)
CE 412. Hydrology (4)
OC 433. Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography (3)

Geological

GEO 370. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (4)
GEO 433. Coastal Geomorphology (3)
GEO 463. ^Geophysics and Tectonics (4)

Remote Sensing

GEOG 370. Geovisualization: Cartography (4)
GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)

Option Total=78–80


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 659




 
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