Marine Sciences (BS)

University of Connecticut

Date Posted: Jan. 14, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Marine Sciences major at the University of Connecticut provides students the opportunity to study the biological, chemical, geological and physical environment of the oceans. This field-intensive program focuses on understanding the ocean environment and human impacts on coastal habitats. Courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in science and mathematics. Experiential learning opportunities, internships, study abroad and senior-year capstone courses allow for interdisciplinary studies and hands-on learning. The Marine Sciences major at UConn prepares graduates for employment in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies and research institutions, and for graduate studies.

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