Marine Science

MARN 1002: Introduction to Oceanography

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Processes governing the geology, circulation, chemistry, and biological productivity of the world’s oceans. Emphasis is placed on the interactions and interrelationships between physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes that contribute to both the stability and the variability of the marine environment.

Eligibility Guidelines: 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 1002.


MARN 1003: Introduction to Oceanography with Laboratory

Four credits ($200). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

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.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of two years of high school lab science are recommended. Not open to students who have passed MARN 1002. 


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 (PDF)