Students in the Marine Sciences major receive multidisciplinary training in the biological, chemical, physical, and geological processes of the ocean with emphasis on how humans impact the coastal environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in mathematics and natural sciences, students engage in experiential learning, fieldwork, internships, study abroad and senior-year capstone courses that foster interdisciplinary training. The Marine Sciences major at UConn prepares graduates for employment in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies and research institutions, and for graduate studies.
Bachelor of Arts in Marine Sciences
Students who choose the B.A. in Marine Sciences are typically more interested in marine and environmental policy, management, and/or education. The B.A. in Marine Sciences requires a foundation of courses including 26 credits of Marine Sciences courses, and 18 credits constituting the Related Area.