Bachelor of Science in Marine Affairs


The primary objective of the Marine Affairs B.S. major is to educate students in the interdisciplinary analysis needed for effective marine and coastal management. The Bachelor of Science degree emphasizes contributions that the natural sciences make in the process by requiring that students complete additional courses in that area. Students gain familiarity with issues confronting the policymaker and manager at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. Students may shape their studies around topics such as fisheries, natural hazards, maritime transportation and ports, wind energy, coastal and ocean management, marine pollution, and tourism.