Make a splash with our marine science program, where you dive deep to understand all aspects of the world’s interconnected waters, from mountain streams to ocean trenches.
In marine science, you will develop a broad knowledge of the field and the ability to apply principles from geological, physical, chemical and biological marine science. You will learn all aspects of research, from collecting water samples to analyzing results in a lab, preparing you to work in research, conservation, education and other careers.
Baruch Marine Field Lab
Practice research techniques at our exclusive Baruch Marine Field Lab at the coast.
Riverbanks Zoo Internship
Get up close and personal with aquatic animals through an internship program at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.
Take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, and study marine science at sites around the world.
Leading producer of NOAA Hollings Scholars, who receive a scholarship and a summer research experience with professional marine scientists.
What You’ll Study
Marine science majors take a series of core courses covering the geological, biological, chemical and physical areas of oceanography and then choose upper-level major courses to tailor the degree to their specific interests. Pursue specific areas of emphasis in further detail, and get them listed on your transcripts upon graduation.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Using mathematical or statistical models to replicate real-world scenarios and predict outcomes
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Animal Trainer
- Coral Ecologist
- Deep Sea Biologist