Oceanography Minor


The minor in oceanography is available to students interested in obtaining a broad background in oceanography. All courses in the program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor advisor, Dr. Jamie Pringle, (603) 862-5000. 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.

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.

Required Courses
ESCI 501Introduction to Oceanography4
Select two of the following:6-8
Chemical Oceanography
Introductory Physical Oceanography
Geological Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Select two of the following: 16-8
Marine Estuarine and Freshwater Biology: Freshmen Seminar
Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Marine Biology
Marine Ecosystem Research and Management
Evolution and Marine Diversity
Marine Mammal Biology
Introduction to Marine Botany
Ecology and Marine Environment
Sustainable Marine Fisheries
Marine Ecology
Anatomy and Function of Marine Vertebrates
Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
Beaches and Coasts
Introduction to Climate
Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
Ocean Measurements Lab
Aqueous Geochemistry
Positioning for Ocean Mapping
Introduction to Ocean Engineering
Ocean Instrumentation Lab
Ocean Hydrodynamics
Ocean Waves and Tides
Coastal Engineering and Processes
Undergraduate Ocean Research Project
Principles of Aquaculture
Sharks and Bony Fishes
Fisheries Biology: Conservation and Management
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
Physiology of Fishes
Total Creditsat least 18

Or a suitable substitute approved by the minor advisor (at least one of these courses should be in the biological sciences).