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Marine Geosciences at Salisbury University

About the Marine Geosciences Program

The Marine Geosciences Program at Salisbury University is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in coastal marine science and oceanography. Students are able to choose from a wide range of required and elective courses in geography, geology, biology, chemistry and physics to create a resume that fits their career goals. Students who complete this track will be able to pursue marine science jobs in both the public and private sectors.

Being near the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay, SU is an ideal location for marine studies, and opportunities in the program include field trips to study these areas up close. SU’s program is committed to field work and experiential studies, ensuring students receive intensive, hands-on learning.

Courses of Study

The courses in the marine geosciences track offer a broad foundation of knowledge, including classes on estuarine biology, wetland ecology, coastal processes, geological oceanography, and a study of oceans and coasts. The coursework required for this degree provides a solid undergraduate knowledge base, which serves as a strong foundation for students continuing on to graduate studies or onto a career in the geosciences.

Visit our catalog to see the requirements for this program:

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You can also see a handy curriculum guide that shows you a suggested course of study to graduate with the major in four years:

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