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The Minor in Marine Science & Policy

The Marine Science and Policy (MS&P) minor permits students to pursue interests in coastal and oceanic systems through an integrated sequence of courses in the natural and social sciences.

An introduction to marine sciences is obtained through completion of the two basis courses. Students then may choose to concentrate their further study principally on the scientific investigation of the oceans or on the policy aspects of ocean exploitation and management. Students should consult with one of the co-directors as early as possible in the course selection process.


A. six courses, no more than three of which can be taken at other institutions, including three required courses as follows:

B. And three elective courses from the following areas, only two of which may be counted in a major:

Biological Sciences


Social Sciences