College or University: Maine Maritime Academy
Type of degree: B.S.
Brief overview of program: The Corning School offers majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and in Marine Science. The first year of Marine Biology and Marine Science are similar, allowing students to switch between the majors and to complete necessary foundation courses in the sciences. Students in both programs can complete minors (see the College Catalog for a list of minors and requirements) as part of the normal degree program, and can qualify for the Secondary Science Teaching Option. Marine Science majors can also elect a concentration in Marine Biology.
Marine Science encompasses the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of the ocean environment. To learn one requires knowledge of the others, and of their interactions. Marine Science graduates are truly "interdisciplinary". Their broad training in the sciences leads to careers as scientists, teachers, marine and laboratory technicians, and more. The interdisciplinary Marine Science perspective affords many career and advanced study options.
Marine Science majors learn by doing. Labs put classroom ideas into practice. Research cruises to nearby waters require learning to operate a great variety of modern oceanographic equipment. Cruise data and field samples are studied in class. By spring of their junior year, Marine Science majors acquire the skills to design individualized, two-semester research projects.
Website: Click here for program website
Program Point of Contact: Dr. Ann Cleveland
Institution address: 101 Dirigo Hall