Marine Science is a field which encompasses many traditional disciplines including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The program recognizes the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of modern marine science and the necessity for
cross-disciplinary, graduate-level training through a program which brings together 43 marine faculty located in nine departments
on campus. The program emphasizes the understanding of the ocean as an integrated system. Students conduct
research in areas such as biological, chemical, and physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, marine biology, paleoceanography, marine optics and remote sensing, ocean engineering, and marine policy.