Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2015/2016)
9.9 Ocean Sciences

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The Department of Ocean Sciences is a newly formed Department within the Faculty of Science. The faculty within this Department are the former faculty of the Ocean Sciences Centre, a research unit and facility that was first opened in 1967.

The Department’s mandate as an interdisciplinary unit is to focus on increasing our understanding of biological and chemical processes within the oceans, and with those associated with aquaculture.

The Department offers undergraduate programs in Ocean Sciences and graduate programs in Marine Biology.

Ocean Sciences course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Science section under Course Descriptions, Ocean Sciences.

9.9.1 Minor in Oceanography

Students who take a Minor In Oceanography will complete 24 credit hours as follows:

  1. Ocean Sciences 1000, 2100, 2200, 2300;

  2. Ocean Sciences 2000 or Biology 3710;

  3. Earth Sciences 1000; and

  4. the remaining 6 credit hours should be selected from Biology 3014, 3709, 3711, 3712, 3714, 3715, 4122, 4601, 4710, 4750, 4810, Chemistry 2100, 3110, 4151, 4156, Earth Sciences 4302, Geography 3120, 3510, 4190, 4300, Environmental Science 3072, 3210, 3211, 4230, Ocean Sciences 2001, 3000, 3002, 3620, 4000, 4122, 4601, and Physics and Physical Oceanography 3300, 3340, 4300, 4340.

Course prerequisites stipulated In the Course Descriptions section shall apply to a Minor In Oceanography.

9.9.2 Minor in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology

Students who take a minor in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology will complete 24 credit hours as follows:

  1. Ocean Sciences 1000, 2001, 3000, 3002;

  2. Biology 4750 or Geography 4300;

  3. One of Ocean Sciences 2000, 3620, 4000, 4122, 4601;

  4. One of Biology 2122, 3401, 3640, 3715, 4251, 4605; and

  5. One of Biochemistry 3107, 3402, 4002, 4101, 4104, 4105, 4200, 4201.

Course prerequisites stipulated in the Course Descriptions shall apply to a minor in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecology.