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Marine and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost USD $97,000 per year (for nations not on the World Bank List) - USD $24,000 per year (for nations on the World Bank List)

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

ISCED Categories

Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography