Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) is a study of the complex relationships between humans and the land, oceans and atmosphere. The MES major integrates oceanography, chemistry, biology, physics, and math to provide a technical, multidisciplinary education closely aligned with the Coast Guard missions of fisheries law enforcement; environmental response management; search and rescue operations; oil spill cleanup; and iceberg tracking.
- MES involves considerable amount of time spent conducting hands-on laboratory experiments using the latest technology and fieldwork often onboard the Marine Science research vessel, the Michael J. Greeley
- Courses take advantage of the CGA’s proximity to the Thames River estuary for field studies
- Open elective allows students to specialize in areas such as toxicology, astronomy, arctic science or to pursue independent research