Oceanography Minor

Oceanography is the study of the earth’s oceans, investigating connections between geological, biological, chemical and physical processes in the marine realm, and the interactions between the Earth’s ocean/atmosphere system. The interdisciplinary minor in oceanography is for students with backgrounds in any of these fields, as well as those interested in marine policy and conservation. The curriculum reflects the integrative nature of oceanography, with core courses covering the major disciplines in oceanography and elective courses that allow students to cater the minor to their interests.

The oceanography minor includes courses taught at the Davis campus and courses offered at Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The minor is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Geology in 174 Physics/Geology Building.

Minor Program Requirements: Oceanography (22-24 units)

  • Geology 150A/Environmental Science and Policy 150A (4 units)
  • Geology 150B/Environmental Science and Policy 150B (3 units)
  • Geology 150C/Environmental Science and Policy 150C (4 units)
  • Environmental Science and Policy 152 (3 units)

An electives sequence, with one course from group (A) and one to two additional electives from either groups A or B (8-10 units):

A. Geology 116N/Environmental Science and Policy 116N, Atmospheric Science 158, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120, 157, Environmental Toxicology 120, Evolution and Ecology 112, 115;

B. Atmospheric Science 121A, 121B, Geology 108, 109, 152, Evolution and Ecology 106, 114, Environmental Science and Policy 124, Environmental Toxicology 127

Note: Courses Geology 150C/ Environmental Science and Policy 150C, Environmental Science and Policy 124, 152, Environmental Toxicology 127, and Evolution and Ecology 106 and 114 are taught at Bodega Marine Laboratory.

For more information see Oceanography at UC Davis.

Contact Minor Advisor: Tessa Hill, UCD Geology Dept., 289A Physics/Geology, (530) 752-0179, or at Bodega Marine Laboratory (707) 875-1910.