The Department of Marine Sciences offers graduate
degree programs at the Ph.D. and M.S. levels. Graduate
students develop a program of study in one of three areas of oceanography
and related marine sciences: biological, chemical, or physical
Current graduate students are
conducting research in coastal ecology and processes, biological
oceanography, molecular microbial ecology, sediment processes,
environmental genomics, and marine ecosystem modeling.
The Marine Sciences Department does not offer an
undergraduate major in marine sciences, but participates in the Interdisciplinary
Studies Program by administering an emphasis in marine sciences.