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UG & PG programs in Oceanography

Students pursuing an undergraduate program in oceanography may receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BS) in Oceanography. Both the BA and BS degrees provide well-rounded academic programs, including general education course requirements in social science and humanities for the BA degree and hard or natural sciences for the BS degree. Coursework at the undergraduate level combines classroom and lab teaching in subjects such as Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Physics; Humanities; Marine Resources Management; Environmental Studies; Biological, Chemical, or Physical Oceanography; and Marine Field Projects.


Students pursuing a graduate program in oceanography may earn a Master of Arts (MA) or Science (MS) in Oceanography or Doctor of Oceanography (PhD). While both the MA and MS degrees include a mixture of research-based and applied experience, the MA requires more practical experience such as internships and the MS requires more research-based projects such as a thesis. Graduate students usually will choose among a variety of degree concentrations in the field of oceanography such as Marine Sciences, Costal Studies, Ocean Studies, Costal Zone Management, Marine Biology, Ocean Engineering, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Fish/Game Management, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences.

Occupations in Oceanography:
With a degree in oceanography, consider your professional opportunities in offshore drilling, marine metals & corrosion, environmental protection, global climate change monitoring, renewable energy, remote sensing, marine transportation, artificial reefs, habitat restoration, ocean physics, oceanographic administration, and atmospheric administration.

Scholarly Journals Related to the Study of Oceanography:
Journal of Marine Research Atmospheric Research, Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Fresh Water, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Botanic Marina.

Published date : 06 Apr 2012 05:20PM

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