Marine Science

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Students in the Department of Marine Science apply a wide range of technologies to studying marine ecosystems. Through lab and field experience, students apply techniques of experimental design, data acquisition, analysis and presentation that provide them with the skills needed to monitor and analyze marine science problems.

What students will learn

Students utilize applied learning and research to gain the skills necessary to develop a sustainable balance between the unique environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic opportunities in the Monterey Bay region. They are encouraged to interact with other Monterey Bay institutions, such as the Moss Landing Marine Labs, to take advantage of additional local expertise in marine and coastal ecology.

Future careers in marine science

  • Marine scientist
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Ecologist
  • Water pollution technician
  • Coastal specialist
  • Aquarium administrator