The Hatfield Marine Science Center provides current students with a cutting-edge education that emphasizes mentoring and teaching integrated with independent research. Through our curriculum and research-based program we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers in science, education and outreach, conservation, marine policy and resource management related to the marine sciences. The great wealth of nearby marine resources, state and federal research agencies, the faculty emphasis on mentoring and teaching with integrated research, and the excellent facilities, staff, and marine operations contribute to make this one of the best programs in the United States for a degree in Marine Science.
HMSC continues to produce a collegial and nurturing environment conducive to the creative and intellectual development of world-class scientists. Faculty who are experts in the interdisciplinary areas of marine science lead the program, and are supported by a talented professional staff.