Oceanography (Minor)

Oceanography (Minor)

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The minor in oceanography is available to all students in the University interested in obtaining a broad background in oceanography. The minor consists of a minimum of five courses with grades of C (2.00) or better and no pass/fail courses. No more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses in the program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor adviser, Dr. Jamie Pringle, (603) 862-5000, jpringle@unh.edu. Students must complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year. Forms can be picked up in the Earth Sciences departmental office, 214 James Hall.


Department of Earth Sciences
56 College Road
214 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

P: (603) 862-1718
E: earth.sciences@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses
ESCI 501Introduction to Oceanography4
Select two of the following:6-8
ESCI 750
Biological Oceanography
ESCI 752
Chemical Oceanography
ESCI 758
Introductory Physical Oceanography
ESCI 759
Geological Oceanography
Select two of the following: 16-8
MEFB 401
Marine Estuarine and Freshwater Biology: Freshmen Seminar
MEFB 403
Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory
MEFB 503
Introduction to Marine Biology
MEFB 530
Evolution and Marine Diversity
MEFB 535
Marine Mammal Biology
MEFB 625
Introduction to Marine Botany
MEFB 674
Ecology and Marine Environment
MEFB 702
Sustainable Marine Fisheries
MEFB 725
Marine Ecology
MEFB 754
Anatomy and Function of Marine Vertebrates
CEE 722
Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
CEE 757
Coastal Engineering and Processes
ESCI 502
Beaches and Coasts
ESCI 514
Introduction to Climate
ESCI 701
Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
ESCI 747
Aqueous Geochemistry
ESCI 754
ESCI 756
ESCI 765
Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping
OE 490
Introduction to Ocean Engineering
OE 610
Ocean Instrumentation Lab
OE 759
Estuarine and Coastal Modeling
OE 710
Ocean Measurements Lab
OE 753
Ocean Hydrodynamics
OE 754
Ocean Waves and Tides
OE 757
Coastal Engineering and Processes
EREC #711
Marine Resource Economics
TECH 797
Undergraduate Ocean Research Project
ZOOL 610
Principles of Aquaculture
ZOOL 628
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
ZOOL 710
Elasmobranchs and Bony Fishes
ZOOL #721
Aquatic Invasive Species
ZOOL 772
Fisheries Biology: Conservation and Management
ZOOL 773
Physiology of Fish
Biological Oceanography
Total Credits16-20

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