EARTH/OCEAN SCIENCES @ HMSC

Oceanographers study all aspects of the marine environment and how it interacts with and influences planet Earth, including humankind. We do this 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. As an Ocean Science major at OSU, you will be exposed to the tremendous breadth of the marine realm. Learn more about Climate Science, Geology,  and Ocean Science degree programs.

EARTH SCIENCES OPTIONS AT HMSC

COURSE CREDITS TERMS
ATS 295 - Oberving Climate 3 Spring Break
OC 295 - Introduction to Field Oceanography 3 Spring Break
OC 332 - Coastal Oceanography 3 Summer
OC 440 - Biological Oceanography 4 Summer
OC 434 - Estuarine Ecology 4 Fall

CUSTOMIZE COURSES by adding or substituting these additional courses:

  • Research Credit (1-6 credits)*
  • Seminar (1 credit)
  • Internship Credit (3 credits)*
  • OSU Class Search

* In discussion with Internship Coordinator, Andrea Nelson, 541-737-1274

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