Use this table to assess whether you have the undergraduate preparation typically expected for a specific Joint Program discipline. Students who lack some of the required background for a discipline may be admitted with the proviso that they make up the deficiencies early in the program.
|Students applying to this Joint Program discipline...
||Typically have completed:
|Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
||Degrees in engineering or physical sciences
- Mathematics (through differential equations, advanced courses recommended)
- Physics (one year)
- Upper-level courses in specialty
||Degrees in a fundamental field of biology
The specialized, yet multidisciplinary, outlook that such a background provides is necessary to unravel the complex biological processes that occur in the marine environment.
- Organic and inorganic chemistry
- Physics (one year)
- Mathematics (through differential equations)
- Ecology, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics (recommended)
- Independent research
Familiarity with marine systems is not required.
||Degrees in physical sciences with a solid background in chemistry
Students enter the Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography with a wide range of backgrounds, and eventually embark on thesis research in a wide variety of fields of study.
- One or more of the physical, biological, or geological sciences
- Engineering or materials science studies
- Laboratory or field experience (recommended, particularly independent work involving quantitative work)
|Marine Geology and Geophysics
||Degrees in geology, physics, chemistry, geophysics, earth sciences, mathematics, or engineering
- Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, differential equations; more advanced courses recommended depending on expected area of specialization)
||Degrees in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, or meteorology
- Mathematics (through ordinary and partial differential equations; advanced courses recommended)
- Physics (advanced classical mechanical and thermodynamics; fluid dynamics recommended)