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.
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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."
(Provided by: Jacksonville 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 biology majors at Northwest study marine organisms and their ecology, habitat and interaction. Faculty focus on ecology, or the study of organisms and their habitats; diversity, in organisms; and adaptations of organisms and diatoms, or the unicellular life of oceans. Students also learn best practices for surveying marine organisms."
(Provided By: Northwest Missouri State University)
"The School of Marine Sciences is the University of Maine’s center of excellence for all aspects of marine-related research, education, and public service. The School offers undergraduate degrees in Marine Sciences (with the option of specializing in aquaculture, marine biology, or physical science) and graduate degrees in Marine Biology, Marine Policy, and Oceanography."
(Provided By: The University of Maine)
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an eight to eleven percent growth in the field of coastal and marine biology by 2028. Population growth, climate change and its impact on marine ecosystems will continue to drive hiring in this area."
(Provided By: Sacred Heart University (CT))