WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN... MARINE SCIENCE. www.sc.edu/career. ma·rine sci·ence. The study of the ocean, its ecosystems, and life forms; also called oceanography.*
The study of the ocean, its ecosystems, and life forms; also called oceanography.*
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Most undergraduate programs offer a general course of study as well as many specializations that can be pursued with additional study. These include (but are not limited to):
Further Education Required
Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Degrees: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Majors: Marine Science
Coastal resource management/marine affair
The university also offers a Minor Marine Science
Master of Sciences (MS)
marine biology/biological oceanography
marine chemistry/chemical oceanography
marine geology/geological oceanography
physical oceanography/atmospheric dynamics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The undergraduate degree alone in marine science does not always directly lead to a career as a professional marine scientist.
The degree does provide you with an excellent interdisciplinary science background and is valuable for almost any type of work involving both biological and marine science.
Includes both studying and working with and in the outdoors. Encompasses everything from management to urban planning.
Includes technicians, researchers, and technologists. Also incorporates laboratory work and the education of peers.
Teaching and research positions at colleges and universities require an advanced degree. Most other teaching positions require proper certification.
Careers in Marine Science - http://oceanlink.island.net/career/career2.html
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - http://www.noaa.gov/index.html
Marine Science Careers by Steve Adams and Tracey Crago
Opportunities in Marine Science and Maritime Careers by Ray Heitzmann
USC’s Department of Marine Science
Career Center library
Marine Science Related Websites
College of Arts and Sciences Career Development Programwww.sc.edu/career/cascdp/index.html
University of South Carolina Career Center
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