WHAT IS MARINE SCIENCES?
This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group
Students who pursue this major must transfer to the UConn Avery Point Campus for junior/senior year.
The core of the curriculum integrates courses in marine biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Students specialize in a subdiscipline of the marine sciences through upper level Marine Sciences electives and through independent study with Marine Sciences faculty. Student’s scientific training is bolstered with courses in policy, law, economics, and resource management of the oceans. Learning through hands-on experiences, you’ll get your feet wet and your hands dirty. The program is analogous to a rigorous environmental sciences degree, but focused on the environment that covers more than two-thirds of the planet….the oceans.
IMPORTANT: This program can be started at the Avery Point or Storrs campuses. Students who elect to begin at Storrs typically transition to Avery Point campus to complete the final two years of their Marine Sciences degree. Avery Point, UConn’s marine and maritime campus, is located on the shores of Long Island Sound. It is an environment immersed in research, outreach, and marine education. It is home to UConn’s fleet of research vessels, state-of-the art laboratories, and oceanographic support facilities in the Department of Marine Sciences.
HOW TO DECLARE:
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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MARN 1001 - The Sea Around Us (Gen Ed: CA 3)
MARN 1002 - Introduction to Oceanography (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3)
MARN 1003 - Introduction to Oceanography WITH LAB (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-Lab)
BIOL 1107 and 1108 - Principles of Biology (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-Lab)
CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q - General Chemistry (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-Lab)
PHYS 1201Q and 1202Q - General Physics (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-Lab)
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