A major in marine sciences provides students with a broad curriculum in the sciences, which demonstrates how the different disciplines can be brought to bear on understanding marine processes and managing ocean resources wisely.
Marine science is the study of the marine environment and its interactions with the earth, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. It is therefore an interdisciplinary science requiring knowledge of the principles of physics, geology and geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology.
The Graduate Program in Oceanography is centered in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, which serves as a focus of interdisciplinary studies and research in estuarine, coastal and open-ocean environments.
Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences offers a compact 15 month Master program in Operational Oceanography. We provide students hands-on training that will prepare them for jobs spanning the maritime industry, offshore energy sector, local/state/federal agencies, and non-profits.