Apr 22, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Oceanography and Marine Sciences Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 at Shoreline.

Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Oceanography and Marine Sciences.

Oceanography and Marine Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in Geology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Physics, Education and Law.

Where can I go for help?

Program Faculty Advisors

Emanuela Agosta
206-546-4659 eagosta@shoreline.edu Rm 5349
Matt Loper
206-546-4683 mloper@shoreline.edu Rm 5351
Brian Saunders
206-546-5884 bsaunders@shoreline.edu Rm 2818
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 2814

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

For course information and entry codes, contact:

biologyadvising@shoreline.edu
chemistryadvising@shoreline.edu
mathadvising@shoreline.edu

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

Where can I transfer and what is required at my chosen school?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.) 

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 18-20 Credits


Communication (8-10 Credits)


Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Select one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits


Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 54-59 Credits


Required:


Biology, Algebra-based Physics or Calculus-based Physics:


Select one series from the following:

Biology: BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 212 , BIOL& 213  

Algebra-based Physics: PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 116  

Calculus-based Physics: PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223  

Major Science Sequence and/or Support Courses - Minimum 10 Credits


Recommended:

Biology: BIOL 144  
Environmental Science: ENVS 202  
Geography: GEOG 203 , GEOG 204  
Geology: GEOL& 101  
Oceanography: OCEA& 101  

Oceanography and Marine Sciences - What is it?


Oceanography and Marine Science are the study of the earth’s oceans, the plants and animals that live in the ocean and how they interact within their natural environment. Oceanography and Marine Science are interdisciplinary sciences integrating biology, chemistry, geology, physics mathematics, botany, zoology, meteorology and geography.

Areas of study in Oceanography and Marine Sciences: Plants and Animals in the Ocean, Ocean Substances, Nutrients and Gases in Seawater, Marine Sediments, Plate Tectonics, Sea Motion, Tides and currents.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Oceanography and Marine Sciences?


Oceanographers and Marine Scientists work at sea, on land, on ocean vessels and in research laboratories. Graduates develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, technical communication and scientific skills to work in careers that include environmental protection, environmental policy conservation, natural resources, consulting, research and development, education, and law.

Potential employers include: Research institutions, colleges and universities, engineering and consulting firms, federal, state and local government agencies, maritime museums, and environmental protection agencies. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College


16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

www.shoreline.edu

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