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
206-546-4659 email@example.com Rm 5349
206-546-4683 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5351
206-546-5884 email@example.com Rm 2818
206-546-6984 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2814
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
For course information and entry codes, contact:
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
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.)
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
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
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.
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