Marine science is the study of the marine environment and its interactions with the earth, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. It is an interdisciplinary science requiring knowledge of physics, geology, mathematics, chemistry, and biology. Marine science students are provided with an understanding of marine processes and the management of ocean resources.
The Marine Science curriculum emphasizes development of oral and written communication skills and facility in accessing, reading, and understanding the current primary literature in marine sciences. Courses include hands-on, experiential learning in the laboratory or in the field. Students also are required to complete an experience-based internship education requirement.