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Oceanography

Oceanography is the study of the earth's oceans, investigating connections between geological, biological, chemical and physical processes in the marine realm, and the interactions between the Earth's ocean/atmosphere system. The interdisciplinary minor in oceanography is for students with backgrounds in any of these fields, as well as those interested in marine policy and conservation. The curriculum reflects the integrative nature of oceanography, with core courses covering the major disciplines in oceanography and elective courses that allow students to cater the minor to their interests. The oceanography minor includes courses taught at the Davis campus and courses offered at Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Requirements: 

22-24 units

Complete the following courses (14 units)

  • GEL 150A Physical and Chemical Oceanography (4 units)
    • or ESP 150A Physical and Chemical Oceanography (4 units)
  • GEL 150B Geological Oceanography (3 units)
    • or ESP 150B Geological Oceanography (3 units)
  • GEL 150C Biological Oceanography (4 units)
    • or ESP 150C Biological Oceanography (4 units)
  • ESP 152 Coastal Oceanography (3 units)

Choose an electives sequence, with one course from group A) and one to two additional electives from either groups A or B (8-10 units)

  • Group A
    • GEL 116N Oceanography (3 units)
      • OR ESP 116N Oceanography (3 units)
    • ATM 158 Boundary-Layer Meteorology (4 units)
    • WFC 120 Biology and Conservation of Fishes (3 units)
    • WFC 157 Coastal Ecosystems (4 units)
    • ETX 120 Perspectives in Aquatic Toxicology (4 units)
    • EVE 112 Biology of Invertebrates (3 units)
    • EVE 115 Marine Ecology (4 units)
  • Group B
    • ATM 121A Atmospheric Dynamics (4 units)
    • ATM 121B Atmospheric Dynamics (4 units)
    • GEL 108 Earth History: Paleoclimates (3 units)
    • GEL 109 Earth History: Sediments and Strata (2 units)
    • GEL 152 Paleobiology of Protista (4 units)
    • EVE 106 Mechanical Design in Organisms (3 units)
    • EVE 114 Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3 units)
    • ESP 124 Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (3 units)
    • ETX 127 Environmental Stress and Development in Marine Organisms 10

 Courses taught at Bodega Marine Laboratory:  

  • GEL 150C Biological Oceanography (4 units)
  • ESP 150C Biological Oceanography (4 units)
  • ESP 124 Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (3 units)
  • ESP 152 Coastal Oceanography (3 units)
  • ETX 127 Environmental Stress and Development in Marine Organisms (10 units)
  • EVE 106 Mechanical Design in Organisms (3 units)
  • EVE 114 Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3 units)

Total = 22-24 units

 

Minor Advisor

Tessa M Hill
tmhill@ucdavis.edu
(707) 875-1910