Marine Science

MARN 1002: Introduction to Oceanography

Course Description:
Three credits. A background in secondary school physics, chemistry or biology is recommended. Processes governing the geology, circulation, chemistry and biological productivity of the world's interrelationships between physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that contribute to both the stability and the variability of the marine environment.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


MARN 1003: Introduction to Oceanography with Laboratory

Course Description:
Four credits. Recommended preparation: A background in secondary school physics, chemistry or biology. Not open to students who have passed MARN 1002.

Processes governing the geology, circulation, chemistry and biological productivity of the world's oceans. Emphasis on the interactions and interrelationships of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that contribute to both the stability and the variability of the marine environment. Laboratory experiments, hands-on exercises, and field observations including required cruise on research vessel.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


Student Eligibility Guidelines for MARN 1002  1003:

Successful completion of two years of high school lab science are recommended.

Students who pass MARN 1002 are not eligible for MARN 1003.
Students who pass MARN 1003 are not eligible for MARN 1004 or MARN 1002.
A student must pass MARN 1002 with a grade of a "C" or higher to continue on to MARN 1004.

Instructor Certification Requirements: 

The minimum requirements for instructors wishing to teach Early College Experience Marine Sciences courses are typically a Master's of Science in Oceanography, Marine Sciences, or a related field and 2 years high school science teaching experience. Applicants also will be considered if they have a Master's of Education, a Bachelors of Science in the natural sciences, and 4 years high school science teaching experience including marine science courses.

Instructor Resources:

MARN 1002/1003 Sample Syllabus