Gain a World of Experience

Hatfield Marine Science Center is expanding its curriculum to support the next generation of multi-disciplinary problem solvers.

Undergraduate Programs @ HMSC


Gain experiences directly related to your career interests in coastal and ocean issues. Academic programs at Hatfield engage students through research, teaching and experiential learning. Courses range from traditional marine and ocean sciences to public outreach, marine policy and the arts. 


Hatfield Highlights

  • Living on the coast while taking courses
  • Discovering diverse coastal habitats in small, hands-on experimental courses
  • Fulfilling program requirements in a study abroad-style within Oregon

Hatfield courses explore coastal and ocean environments, fieldwork techniques, natural resource conservation, and management issues, fisheries, marine mammals and birds, sharks, public policy, education, outreach and much more.

Graduate Programs at HMSC


From genetics to trawling, microbes to whales, HMSC's graduate programs span the breadth of marine studies. Mentored by faculty and government agency scientists, students conducting research at HMSC gain real-world experience in transdisciplinary, interagency research. Exposure to a broad range of scientific collaboration enhances students’ knowledge and enriches their ensuing professional careers. While graduate students hail from a multitude of OSU Colleges and Departments, they share the experience of being part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary marine science community that continues far beyond commencement.




Here at Hatfield, Oregon Sea Grant's education program offers K-12 STEAM programming.  Oregon Sea Grant's education program is dedicated to increasing marine science literacy in the classroom and daily life for people of all ages and backgrounds. As part of that effort, we provide formal classes and labs for students of all ages, professional development support for science teachers, and a broad range of formal and informal learning opportunities for thousands of adults and children who come to the Oregon Sea Grant-operated Hatfield Visitor Center each year. All programs are built around marine science, tied to state and national STEM standards, and offer opportunities for learning, exploration, and fun. There are many ways to learn about marine science at Hatfield. Explore the best options for you!

Our pre-college programming involves partnerships with OSU and affiliated groups statewide, including Oregon Coast STEM Hub, Oregon Sea Grant, SMILE, and OSU PreCollege Programming.