Marine and Coastal Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes

Marine and Coastal Sciences

  • Understand and integrate fundamental principles, including: development and evolution of modern ocean/earth systems; distribution, diversity and abundance of marine life, and special adaptations to ocean environments; impact of ocean circulation on climate, atmosphere and biosphere; biogeochemical cycles, ocean productivity; processes at terrestrial-marine interface and in the coastal zone; and anthropogenic impacts and management of ocean resources
  • Utilize the scientific method to answer questions and investigate the natural world
  • Successfully communicate scientific information through: oral presentations; papers/writing
  • Interpret and discuss scientific data, critically evaluate published scientific literature
  • Experience the marine environment in field, research or internship opportunities
  • Explain and evaluate major issues that are facing the modern marine environment

2016 

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