Located in Newport, Oregon, Hatfield Marine Science Center is Oregon State University's marine lab serving as a base for distinguished oceanographic research and education, providing academic programs and opportunities for students in secondary and post-secondary education.
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.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS @ Hatfield
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.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS @ Hatfield
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.