Academic Programs Manager's Message:

Itchung Cheung, HMSC Academic Programs Manager

In this day and age when students are clamoring more than ever to obtain research and lab experiences that are directly related and applicable to their career interests in marine science, HMSC's Academic Programs are meeting and supporting those needs. Throughout the year, HMSC engages bright and hopeful undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting research, teaching and learning in experiential courses and reaching out to the public about the relevance of their science. These valuable programs provide the needed background and experiences to succeed in the many fields in marine science from research, management and policy. The traditional profile of undergraduates and graduates today in this challenging and rewarding environment is changing. We have students ranging in age from 18-67, single, married, with kids and even grandkids. The reality is, a student pursuing science looks very different today, and as a result provides wonderful diversity and perspective on our science that more closely represents our society. These differing backgrounds combined with the academic opportunities at the center provide a rich environment for learning and transformational experiences. 

Itchung Cheung, Academic Programs Manager
(541) 867-0380
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

This summer, live and study on the Oregon Coast by taking classes offered through the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport!  See our Summer Term page for more information.  All students pay OSU in-state tuition!

Yaquina Bay panorama

Notice of Availability:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Oregon State University publishes Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports for each of the four Oregon State campuses: Corvallis, Cascades, HMSC, and OSU at EOU. These reports include current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Contact information for various campus and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance is in the body and appendix of the reports.

Paper copies for the HMSC campus are available at the HMSC director’s office, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport, OR. If you prefer, you may request a copy by emailing This report is available without charge.