Student in UD's REU program helps pull in a trawl net on a research trip

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Science & Policy

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) is committed to advancing knowledge critical to the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal and ocean environments. An internationally-recognized faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum offers SMSP students exciting opportunities in the classroom, lab and beyond.

The UD School of Marine Science & Policy has been ranked 23rd globally among oceanography programs and 10th overall in the U.S. by the 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).
 

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AT SEA IN ANTARCTICA
 

The University of Delaware was well represented on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) cruise to Palmer Station in Antarctica. Pictured from left to right are: Joe Gradone, who received his masters from UD in 2018, Rachel Davitt, a junior at UD, Carlos Moffat, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, Megan Cimino, who received her doctorate in oceanography from UD in 2016, and Michael Cappola, a junior at UD.
 

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The University of Delaware was well represented on a National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) cruise to Palmer Station in Antarctica in the fall and winter of 2021. Pictured from left to right are: Joe Gradone, who received his masters from UD in 2018, Rachel Davitt, a junior at UD, Carlos Moffat, assistant professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, Megan Cimino, who received her doctorate in oceanography from UD in 2016, and Michael Cappola, a junior at UD.

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Majoring in Marine Science


If you want to understand life on Earth, you have to understand the ocean. Not only are most living creatures actually in the ocean that covers two-thirds of the planet, but many of Earth’s major processes are also connected to its physical properties. Studying marine science at UD, you will learn marine biology, oceanography, geology, and other related sciences, as well as policy and environmental management.

 

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