Learning @ HMSC

  

These OSU degree programs offer courses at Hatfield where students can explore coastal and ocean environments, learn fieldwork techniques and gain valuable hands-on experience in fisheries, marine mammals and birds, public policy, outreach and more.

Biology/ Marine Biology/ Zoology

 

Students who are seeking a degree in Biology, with the Marine Biology option or Zoology option from the Integrative Biology Department, can train in the area of life sciences. Students have an opportunity to conduct research in the field and the laboratory. Within the Biology major, you may choose the Marine Biology Option, which emphasizes research and includes experiential courses completed at HMSC (typically in spring term junior year). Students must apply in the preceding fall term for the spring marine biology and ecology course offering. The marine biology option provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in marine biology.

HEAD ACADEMIC ADVISOR for Marine Biology and EcologyBrock McLeod, 541-737-2245

ACADEMIC ADVISOR for ZoologyJen Olarra, 541-737-2993


Bioresource Research (BRR)

 

The BRR curriculum requires biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, statistics, organic chemistry and biochemistry, as well as ethics class and a technical writing. Each student chooses an area of concentration (option) such as climate change, food security, water quality, world health and sustainability.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR for BRR: Wanda Crannell, 541-737-2999


Environmental Sciences

 

The Environmental Sciences degree builds on the interdisciplinary strengths in the natural and social sciences at OSU. Our students learn broadly about environmental sciences from a variety of perspectives, while deeply exploring one area of specialization.

HEAD ADVISOR for Environmental Sciences: Mary Chuinard, 541-737-2758


Fisheries & Wildlife

 

Students in Fisheries and Wildlife gain intensive fieldwork, networking and research experience while learning and living on the Hatfield campus in Newport. The program trains students to think critically about conservation, coastal ecology and the management of natural resources.

HEAD ADVISOR for Fisheries & Wildlife: Misty Donaghy Cannon, 541-737-2646

ACADEMIC ADVISOR for Ecampus students in Fisheries & Wildlife:  Renee Albertson, 541-867-0384


Marine Studies

 

The Marine Studies degree program brings together natural and social sciences to create a new program focused on all aspects of the marine environment. Students focus on the social, political and cultural issues of coasts and oceans in the context of a meaningful understanding of marine natural science.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR for Marine Studies: Cynthia Leonard, 541-737-2781


Ocean Sciences

 

Oceanographers study all aspects of the marine environment and how it interacts with and influences the planet. This work is done in diverse environments – from coastal mangroves in the tropics to the ice-covered polar regions. Because the ocean is a hostile and challenging place, ocean scientists use a variety of approaches to study it, including satellite remote sensing, computer modeling, research ships, cabled observatories, and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

HEAD ADVISOR for Environmental Sciences: Mary Chuinard, 541-737-2758