Oceanography

The minor in oceanography is available to students interested in scientific understanding of the ocean, including its role in controlling the environment in which we live, its usefulness as a resource, and the importance of marine area protection and sustainability.

Students choosing this minor must complete 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be from OCG courses. Courses may not be taken on a pass-fail basis (except for OCG 493/494). The following course requirements must be met: 1) One OCG course and up to one other course from the following 100-level course list: CHM 100; GEO 103; MAF 100, 120; OCG 110, 123, 131. 2) One of these three general oceanography courses: OCG 123, 401, 451. 3) The remaining 7-12 credits from the following courses: APG 413; BIO 345, 360, 418, 455, 457, 469, 475, 495; EVS 366; GEO 277, 450, 465; MAF 330, 415, 461, 465, 471, 482, 484, 490, 511; MCE 354; OCE 301, 307, 310, 311, 471; OCG 420, 440, 480, 493/494, 501, 506, 517, 521, 540, 561. Permission of the program administrator is needed if OCG 493 or 494 is used to satisfy requirement 3 (above). Other courses may be substituted, at the request of the student and with permission of the program administrator. The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) administers this program. Interested students should contact GSO Associate Dean David Smith at 401.874.6172 or assoc_dean@gso.uri.edu.