Marine Science (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a minor in Marine Science to majors in any field except marine science or natural resources with a concentration in marine and coastal resources. The minor provides a means of recognition for students who desire a deeper understanding of the world’s ocean.

Requirements for Admission and Completion of the Minor

  • Students must have completed MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography with a letter grade of C or better and have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be admitted into the minor.
  • For completion, students must complete MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography, MEA 210 Oceanography Lab and MEA 250 Introduction to Coastal Environments and at least 9 additional credit hours from the list of minor elective courses. All course work must be letter-graded and completed with a C or better.

Admissions

Students must have completed MEA 200 Introduction to Oceanography with a letter grade of C or better and have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be admitted into the minor. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.

Contact Person

Carrie Thomas
Room 4136 Jordan Hall
919.515.7839
cjthomas@ncsu.edu

SIS Code:  17MRM

Plan Requirements

Required Courses
MEA 200Introduction to Oceanography3
MEA 210Oceanography Lab1
MEA 250Introduction to Coastal Environments3
Elective Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Marine Biology
Introduction to Coastal Environments Laboratory
Biology of Marine Mammals (Semester @ CMAST course)
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Marine Conservation Biology (Semester @ CMAST course)
Marine Sediment Transport
Principles of Biological Oceanography
Marine Physical-Biological Interactions
Field Investigation of Coastal Processes
Principles of Physical Oceanography
Observational Methods and Data Analysis in Marine Physics
Fluid Physics
Ocean Circulation Systems
Marine Meteorology
Ecology of coastal Resources
MEA 470 Introduction to Geophysics
Exploration and Engineering Geophysics
Principles of Chemical Oceanography
Worldwide River and Delta Systems: Their Evolution and Human Impacts
Special Topics in MEAS 1
Geological Oceanography
Total Hours16