Marine Sciences - BS

The Marine Sciences (MARS) program is a Bachelor of Science degree that focuses on the geological, chemical and physical science aspects of the estuarine, coastal, and marine environment. The coastal location of the campus enables students to acquire extensive hands-on field experience in addition to rigorous course work in chemistry, geology, physics, biology, oceanography and mathematics. All MARS majors take four courses of oceanography with labs and a course in geographic information systems (GIS). During the senior year students will participate in research with faculty members culminating in the writing of a senior thesis and the formal presentation of their research. We offer various elective courses, including geosciences, chemical/biogeochemical oceanography, and physical oceanography, or a broader interdisciplinary courses. Academic advisors in the Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science can help with course selection depending on the student's areas of interest.