BA: Earth Sciences, Oceanography Option
The Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, Oceanography Option, is offered by the Department of Earth Sciences. This program provides students an opportunity to obtain a broad education and a general background in the earth sciences, as well as the flexibility to choose electives in the area of oceanography. A clear, comprehensive understanding of the ocean environment will prepare students for graduate school or for employment opportunities available on our coasts in ocean-related fields such as aquaculture, fishing, tourism, environmental protection, shipping, construction, government regulation, and education.
- Satisfy all University General Education Requirements or Discovery Program Requirements*
- *Students entering on or after Fall, 2010 fall under the University Discovery Program whereas those that entered before Fall, 2010 fall under the University General Education Program
- Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements.
- Complete a minimum of eight courses in the department (with a C- or better) including ESCI 401, The Dynamic Earth; ESCI 402, Earth History or ZOOL 503, Introduction to Marine Biology; ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; ESCI 512, Principles of Mineralogy; and four upper-level ocean related courses, two of which must be 700 or above. Typically these would be chosen from ESCI 653, Estuaries and Coasts; ESCI 658, Earth, Ocean, and Atmosphere Dynamics; ESCI 750, Biological Oceanography; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Physical Oceanography; and ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography.
- Math requirements: 425, Calculus I, and 426, Calculus II.
It is strongly advised that students complete, as early as possible, a year each of college chemistry and physics.
Below is a resume for undergraduates interested in the BA in Earth Sciences Oceanography option. (.pdf format)
General Education Program