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Physical Marine Science Focus

The Physical Marine Sciences track provides training in the physical sciences as they relate to the processes in the ocean, and it allows students to specialize in a subdiscipline such as marine geology, chemical oceanography or physical oceanography.

PLEASE NOTE: This page does not contain listings for required General Education Requirement courses or reflect total credit hours required for the chosen program. Students must work with advisors to ensure correct scheduling of courses and credit hours for the chosen program.  SBS = Semester by the Sea.

Please contact the School of Marine Sciences office for complete information. 

 

Physical Marine Science Electives: Choose a minimum of 15 credit hours

Department code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

SMS
300*
Marine Ecology
3
SMS
325
Marine Geology
3
SMS
330
Descriptive Physical Oceanography
3
SMS
333
Applied Meteorology
3
SMS
350
SBS: Undergraduate Seminar
1
SMS
352*
SBS: Marine Ecology
4
SMS
410
Marine Physics
4
SMS
460
Climate Change: Understanding the Forecast
3
SMS 
481
SBS: Design of Marine Organisms
4
SMS
482
SBS: Human Impacts on the Ocean
3
SMS
490
SBS: Special Topics (Appropriate topics)
1 to 4
SMS
491
Problems in Marine Sciences (Appropriate topics)
Arr.
SMS 
520
Chemical Oceanography
3

* Either but not both of SMS 300 and 352 qualify toward the Physical Marine Science Concentration.

Additional Physical Marine Science Electives

Department code

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHY 242 Principles of Quantitative Analysis & Solution Equilibriuma
5
CHY  251 Organic Chemistry I (AND Lab, CHY 253)
5
CHY 252 Organic Chemistry II (AND lab, CHY 254)
5
CHY 371 Physical Chemistry I
3
CHY 372 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHY 461 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
3
ERS 314 Invertebrate Paleontology
3
ERS 315 Principles of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
4
ERS 534 Coastal Sedimentology
4
MAT 228 Calculus III
4
MAT 258 Intro. to Diff Eqns with Linear Algebra
4
SIE 433 Remote Sensing
4
Marine Science

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