Graduates can find employment in goverment laboratories and regulatory agencies (e.g. NOAA, EPA, State departments of Environmental Protection and Marine Resources), private laboratories (e.g. Bigelow Laboratory, Mote Marine Lab), industry (e.g Marical, Idexx Laboratories), and education (e.g. K-12 schools, museums and public aquariums).
The mission of the Department of Marine Sciences at University of New England is to enable students to understand the real-world relevance of the marine sciences, foster scientific literacy and critical thinking skills, and lay the foundation for lifelong learning and meaningful, productive contributions to society.
The Marine Sciences encompass a wide variety of disciplines that seek to understand the way the ocean functions, and how it is related to earth systems science, as well as to human interactions with the environment. Students will learn the theoretical underpinnings and applications of disciplines from biology, to chemistry, geology and physics. These disciplines are critical to life as we know it on the planet, and beyond. Students will be able to apply these disciplines to solving real problems, not only in ocean sciences, but in fields as far ranging as meteorology and space exploration.
Oceanography Track Curriculum
26 MAR 105 - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution of Marine Organisms
4 BIO 106 - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
4 MAR 266/266L - Oceanography I: Biological & Geological Oceanography
4 MAR 268/268L - Oceanography II: Physical & Chemical Oceanography
4 MAR 366 - Advanced Oceanography I: Biological & Geological Oceanography
3 MAR 368 - Advanced Oceanography II: Physical & Chemical Oceanography
3 MAR 325 - Marine Science Speaker Series
1 MAR 400-level course
Calculus I & II and Statistics for Life Sciences
11 Computer Programming
3 Introduction to Chemistry I & II
8 Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry I and Biochemistry
9-10 Physics I & II