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Marine Science students scuba diving during study abroad

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

School of Marine Science and Policy

 

Dive in and discover our world!

 

There is a famous saying by famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau that reads, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever.” And our marine science students feel the same.

Covering over two thirds of our planet means that the bulk of life here on Earth is contained in the ocean, and many of Earth’s major processes are connected to its physical properties. Marine science blends marine biology, oceanography, geology, policy and environmental management and graduates from this major are sought after to seek solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges--climate change, ocean acidification, sustainable fisheries, habitat conservation, ocean pollution and more!

Areas of study

  • Marine Biology and Science
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Oceanography
  • Chemistry

Career Options

  • Aquarist
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Marine Resource Manager
  • Policy Specialist
  • Watershed Planner

Graduate Programs

  • Climate Science
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Marine Policy
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

What’s special about this program?

 

Delaware is a coastal state with no part of it more than 8 miles from tidal waters. Students in the marine science bachelor’s program benefit from resources on the main campus in Newark, and have full access to our campus on the coast in Lewes, Del. through field trips, semester-long programs, cruises aboard our research ships, and virtually through distance technology facilities. CEOE is home to a top ranked graduate program in marine science and policy, providing undergraduates access to renowned experts. With small class sizes, our students can personalize their education and gain hands-on research experience.

Get involved

 

CEOE’s Living Learning Community

Semester-in-Residence

EnvironMentors

DENIN Ambassadors

Study abroad programs

Extracurricular environmental field trips

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Faculty-sponsored research

Coast Day

Earth Week

Students for the Environment

  See how recent Marine Science grads are succeeding >

Sample curriculum

BISC207

 

Introductory Biology I
BISC208

Introductory Biology I

 

CHEM103

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM104

 

General Chemistry II

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

MAST100

 

Marine Science Colloquia

 

MAST101

 

Marine Science Colloquia II
MATH241

Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

CHEM321/325

Organic Chemistry I / Lab

 

CHEM322/325

Organic Chemistry II / Lab

 

MAST201

Marine Science Colloquia III

 

MAST314

Comparative Terrestrial and Marine Ecology

 

MAST382

Introduction to Ocean Sciences

 

MATH242

Analytic Geometry and Calculus B

 

PHSY201

Introduction to Physics

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

ENGL410

Technical Writing

 

MAST301

Marine Science Colloquia IV

 

MAST402

Physical Oceanography

 

MAST421

Coastal Field Biology

 

MAST427

Marine Biology

 

MAST409

The Ocean and Climate Variation

 

MAST492

Marine Environmental Case Studies

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
MAST407

Research Experience in Biodiversity

 

MAST442

Ecology and Evolution of Coral Reefs

 

MAST451

Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity

 

MAST497

Bioinformatics Programming for Biologists

 

MAST630

Icthyology

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses