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Bachelor of Science in Oceanography
Oceanography is a broad, multidisciplinary science that attempts to unlock the mysteries of the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet. Students in Florida Tech's oceanography degree program study and apply biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics and math toward a better understanding of marine ecosystem dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, sea floor geology and more.
Whether you want to develop a new way of restoring wetlands and shorelines, design and manage parks and sanctuaries or solve the mystery of red tides, an oceanography degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in oceanography, engineering and technology.
Gain Practical Experience
Students working towards an oceanography degree at Florida Tech may choose to concentrate in one of five unique subfields: biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, coastal zone management, marine environmental science and physical oceanography.
A unique and memorable component of each student's first-year experience in the oceanography degree program at Florida Tech is The Whole Earth Course. This class leads students to experience and understand our planet as a system of interacting processes. As seniors, students refine their practical skills in technical electives and specialized labs, and complete a research project in a topic of their choosing.
As a result, you get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio and the perfect preparation for graduate school and employment.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, oceanography majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Sigma Xi (scientific research society), the Marine Technology Society, student government and over 100 other campus-side student organizations.
Get Recruited Upon Graduation
Employers seek out graduates with an oceanography degree from Florida Tech. Organizations that have recruited our students for internships and careers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency, EPCOT, National Science Foundation and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Earn an Advanced Degree
After receiving their oceanography degree, many of our students go on to graduate school at universities such as Florida Tech, University of Alaska, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Princeton and MIT.