The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors such as marine biology, environmental science or geological sciences, the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Explain the origins and history of oceanography and current developments and trends in the discipline
  • Discuss how plate tectonics shapes the continental margin, the oceanic basin and its sediments; explain the distribution of pelagic and benthic communities in the oceanic environment
  • Explain the directions and causes of atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns and assess their impact on marine life and productivity; relate these to waves, tides and coastal characteristics
  • Discuss various types of marine resources and assess the various environmental concerns related to the use and abuse of marine resources
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Program taught in:
  • English

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