Ocean Science BS/Marine Sciences MS

Career and Academic Opportunities

The Ocean Science B.S./Marine Sciences M.S. (thesis) Double Dawgs pathway is intended for students who have a strong interest in pursuing careers related to ocean and marine sciences. This program will provide students with the knowledge and quantitative skills necessary to participate in a range of environment- and marine-related fields: natural resources, aquaculture, public policy, water quality monitoring programs, and private consulting. Students will be well prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in Oceanography and other related fields or to seek employment as field/lab technicians, educators, resource managers, environmental consultants, or in government agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, demand for these occupations is projected to increase over the next decade as there is a societal need to address marine-related problems in a rigorous and interdisciplinary way.