Marine Science also called Oceanography , is the branch of Earth science that studies the ocean. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries.
"Human impacts on the environment are at the forefront of scientific, cultural, and political discourse, and biological and physical sciences are becoming integrated around major local, regional, and global environmental issues. A Marine and Environmental Sciences degree provides both integration and specialization in your science education."
(Provided by: Alaska Pacific University)
"Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that attempts to unlock the mysteries of the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet. Students in Florida Tech's oceanography degree program study and apply biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics and math toward a better understanding of marine ecosystem dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, sea floor geology and more."
(Provided by: Florida Institute of Technology)
"Marine science is an interdisciplinary field that employs aspects of biology, chemistry, geology and physical oceanography/atmospheric science toward the study of the ocean environment. Coastal Carolina University boasts the largest undergraduate marine science program on the East Coast and one of the lead departments in CCU's Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies graduate program. With our ideal location near the coast and collection of research-active faculty committed to undergraduate teaching, our strength is in providing individual attention and hands-on opportunities for students."
(Provided by: Coastal Carolina University)
"The marine biology major is designed to introduce students to marine ecosystems, including the great diversity of marine organisms and their coastal and oceanic environments. The emphasis is on basic principles that help us to understand the processes that shape life in marine environments. The marine biology major is a demanding program that offers a B.S. degree and requires several more courses than the general biology B.A. major."
(Provided by: The University of California – Santa Cruz)
"The distinguishing resource available to marine science students is the University's location on the banks of the St. Johns River and its close proximity to numerous marine estuaries and the Atlantic Ocean, giving students access to a variety of marine habitats for campus research projects. The Marine Science major at Jacksonville University emphasizes the multi-disciplined approach necessary to understand the marine environment. The major includes elements of chemistry, physics, and physical science, as well as life sciences."
(Provided by: Jacksonville University)