Department of Earth Sciences

Environmental Oceanography Concentration

Required ENVIRONMENTAL Earth AND OCEAN Science CoRE: (20 credits)

  • ESCI 1XX or 2XX – Any 100- or 200-level Earth Science Class (3)
  • ESCI 221 Physical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 245 Environmental Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 261 Introduction to Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 322 Environmental Hydrology (3)
  • ESCI 385 Global Climate Change: Science & Policy (3)

REQUired RELATED COURSES: (16 CREDITS)

  • CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry 1 (4)
  • PHYS 131 Physics 1 with Algebra (4)
  • MATH 160 Precalculus (4)
  • MATH 161 Calculus I (4)

REQUIRED METHODS COURSES: CHOOSE 2 (6 CREDITS)

  • ESCI 281 GIS Applications for the Earth Sciences (3)
  • ESCI 380 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (3)
  • ESCI 423 Applied Geophysics (3)

REQUIRED FIELD COURSES: CHOOSE 1 (3 CREDITS)

  • ESCI 267 Field Methods* (3)
  • ESCI 422 Geological Field Mapping (3-4)
  • ESCI 465 Biological Oceanography* (3)

Required ENVIRONMENTAL oceanOGRAPHY concentration Courses: (18 credits)

  • ESCI 363 Chemical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 366 Marine Resources & Policy (P) (3)
  • ESCI 369 Physical Oceanography and Climate (3)
  • ESCI 464 Ocean Ecosystems (W) (3)
  • ESCI 466 Coastal Environmental Oceanography* (3)
  • ESCI 468 Ocean Data Analysis & Presentation (3)

Electives: (minimum of 11 - 13 credits)

Choose courses from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

that apply towards a major in that department.

* Available only at Chincoteague Bay Field Station