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The marine science technology concentration in the Ocean & Earth Sciences B.S. degree is designed for students interested in the more practical and technical side of oceanography. Students gain practical skills in data acquisition and processing, field operations, and instrument design, assembly, operation, and maintenance. Whereas other concentrations in ocean and earth science emphasize more theoretical aspects of these fields, this concentration focuses on hands-on skills. Upon graduation, students in this concentration will be able to work closely with scientists, researchers, and engineers on wide ranging projects in the environmental science and technology fields. For example, these include potential job opportunities associated with Virginia's offshore wind resource development, which involve collecting and analyzing meteorological, oceanographic and environmental data, upgrading port and logistics facilities, and ensuring this development is compatible with other ocean uses.
The program is designed for students interested in the more practical and technical side of oceanography.
The program is unique in the state of Virginia.
The program provides student with the necessary training for employment with a B.S. in a wide range of federal, state, local and private venues.
Small class sizes at the upper division level means student work closely with faculty in their discipline as a part of their undergraduate experience.
General survey of physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography. The application of skills from mathematics, geology, physics, biology and chemistry for the solution of oceanographic problems. Prerequisites: MATH 211 or MATH 205, BIOL 121N or BIOL 136N and BIOL 122N or BIOL 137N, CHEM 121N-CHEM 122N, OEAS 111N, and PHYS 111N or PHYS 231N.
Core course for ocean and earth sciences majors that examines the processes linking the Earth
The course will consist of brief lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises, in which students will learn to build, use, and debug electronic devices relevant to ocean and earth science applications. Topics covered will include circuit theory, power supplies and budgets, transducers and amplifiers, computerized data acquisition, instrument control, signal conditioning and resolution. Prerequisites: PHYS 232N or 112N, OEAS 306, OEAS 310, STAT 310 or STAT 330.
Students must first declare the Ocean and Earth science major, marine science technology concentration, with the chief departmental advisor (CDA). Entering students should be prepared to take MATH 205 (Calculus for Life Science), although students with math deficiencies can take remedial math classes as needed (e.g., MATH 102M, 103M, 162M, as needed; note that all of these courses will not necessarily be required before taking MATH 205; please consult the catalog or CDA for details). Other requirements for the degree are described in the appropriate section of the ODU undergraduate catalog.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
David J Burdige
439 OCEANOGRAPHY&PHYSICS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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