Ocean Studies - BA
The Bachelor of Arts in Ocean Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the oceans. The ocean covers just over 70% of the earth’s surface and societal dependence (e.g. transportation of goods, role in weather and hazards, primary source of food for many parts of the world, etc.) on the ocean is only increasing. Students will combine their oceanographic knowledge with a university approved minor to enhance their expertise in critical areas of the expanding Blue Economy.
The Bachelor of Arts in Ocean Studies curriculum will 1) provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the oceans; 2) provide students with the communication skills to articulate the problems and the solutions to issues relating to the stewardship of one of earth’s greatest resources, the ocean; and, 3) emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.