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Bachelor of Science in Ocean Science

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost Estimated Cost GA Resident $12,080 - Non Resident $31,120

The Ocean Science major provides students with a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of the structure and function of marine systems, from global oceans to local estuarine environments, and their interactions with the earth/atmosphere system. The major will equip students with the critical thinking skills and analytical tools needed to design, carry out, and interpret scientific studies in a broad range of environmental fields. Faculty on the Athens campus and at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are engaged in cutting-edge research into the biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine systems on the Georgia coast and around the globe, and as such can provide students with a diverse range of learning and research opportunities. Many of our majors will spend a semester on the coast at the Skidaway Institute, taking courses and participating in research. 

Find out more about the Ocean Science BS curriculumresearch opportunities for undergraduates and career opportunities in ocean science. If you would like more information about the Ocean Science BS, please contact Dr. Brian Hopkinson ( 

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

Visit the Undergraduate Admissions page to learn how to apply and start your application

Grant opportunities

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ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography