Marine Environmental Science

Marine Environmental Science

Students in the Marine Environmental Science program get a strong background and develop lab skills in physical, earth and life sciences. The program combines biology, geology, math, meteorology, oceanography and physics, as well as special courses in fisheries science, field methods in environmental science, and environmental pollution, law and policy.

Surrounded by the East River and Long Island Sound, you can analyze organisms and samples that you collect yourself in updated labs. The program's recently completed lab was specially designed for biology, environmental science and oceanography students and includes a state-of-the-art instrumentation room. 

You can minor in marine biology or oceanography and meteorology.

Professional learning experiences are key to a SUNY Maritime education. You may complete two summer internships or pursue a U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate’s License by sailing the college training ship, the Empire State VI, and joining the regiment of cadets. The regiment is a disciplined lifestyle program and is not affiliated with the military.

After graduation, you can work for any number of environmental companies and organizations including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Or you can become an educator, aquarium staff, a weather forecaster or pursue graduate studies.

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For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.