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Marine Sciences 628
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Marine Sciences 628  

Marine Sciences 628

Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences/Cook College

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Chairperson: Gary L. Taghon

Undergraduate Director: Judith P. Grassle


Kenneth W. Able, B.S., Marian; Ph.D., William and Mary

John Dighton, B.Sc., London Polytechnic; M.Sc., Durham; Ph.D., Queen Elizabeth (London)

Paul G. Falkowski, B.S., M.A., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., British Columbia

Susan E. Ford (Emeritus), B.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Duke

Scott M. Glenn, B.S., Rochester; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

J. Frederick Grassle, B.S., Yale; Ph.D., Duke

Judith P. Grassle,B.S., Queensland; Ph.D., Duke

Dale B. Haidvogel, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Richard A. Lutz, B.A., Virginia; Ph.D., Maine

James R. Miller, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Maryland

Karl F. Nordstrom, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers

Eric N. Powell, B.S., Washington; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina

Norbert P. Psuty (Emeritus), B.S., Wayne State; M.S., Miami; Ph.D., Louisiana

Peter A. Rona, B.A., Brown; M.S., Ph.D., Yale

Sybil P. Seitzinger, B.S., Boston; Ph.D., Rhode Island

Associate Professors:

Ximing Guo, B.S., Qingdao Ocean (China); M.S., Ph.D., Washington

Lee J. Kerkhof, B.S., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., California (San Diego/Scripps)

Uwe Kils, Ph.D., Christian Albrechts (Kiel)

Yair Rosenthal, B.Sc., M.S., Hebrew (Israel); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Oscar M. Schofield, B.A., Ph.D., California (Santa Barbara)

Robert M. Sherrell, B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Gary L. Taghon, B.S., Purdue; M.S., Ph.D., Washington

Associate Research Professors:

James Ammerman, B.A., Grinnell; Ph.D., California (San Diego/Scripps)

Jennifer A. Francis, B.A., San Jose State; Ph.D., Washington

Michael Kennish, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers

Elisabeth Sikes, B.A., Wesleyan; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Assistant Professors:

David Bushek, B.S., Ohio State; M.S., Houston; Ph.D., Rutgers

Robert J. Chant, B.S., SUNY (Buffalo); Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

John A. Quinlan, B.A., Rutgers; M.S., North Carolina State; Ph.D., North Carolina

Colomban de Vargas, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Geneva (Switzerland)

John L. Wilkin, B.E., Auckland; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Assistant Research Professors:

Kay D. Bidle, B.S., Maryland; Ph.D., California (San Diego/Scripps)

Katja Fennel, Ph.D., Rostock (Germany)

Thomas Grothues, B.A., California (Santa Barbara); Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Julia Levin, B.S., Moscow Oil and Gas Academy; M.S., Ph.D., Columbia

Yunqing Zhang, B.S., Peking; Ph.D., Princeton

Research Associates:

Karen Bemis, B.A., Rice; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Ph.D., Rutgers

Linda V. Godfrey, B.Sc., St. Andrews (Scotland); Ph.D., Cambridge

Daniel M. Grzebyk, Ph.D., Aix-Marseille II (France)

Lin Jiang, B.S., Nankai (China); M.S., Peking (China); Ph.D., Rutgers

Liping Wei, B.S., M.S., Nanjing (China); Ph.D., Cornell

Marine science is the study of the marine environment and its interactions with the earth, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. It is therefore an interdisciplinary science requiring a knowledge of the principles of physics, geology and geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology. A major in marine sciences provides students with a broad curriculum in the sciences, which shows how the different scientific disciplines can be brought to bear on understanding marine processes and managing ocean resources wisely. The major prepares a student for many future paths: further study in graduate school in oceanography or in one of the basic disciplines; employment in one of the many applied marine science or environmental fields; a career in environmental management in the civil service; or teaching in secondary schools.

The marine sciences courses emphasize improvement of oral and written communication skills, and facility in accessing, reading, and understanding the current primary literature in marine sciences. Many of the courses include hands-on, experiential learning in the laboratory or in the field. Students also are required to have 3 credits of experience-based education, by completing at least one term or summer of supervised, independent research.

Entry to the major requires a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in the basic required mathematics and science courses (i.e., Calculus I and II, General Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, General Physics I and II) completed by the time of declaration. This is a credit- intensive major, and students are advised to contact the undergraduate director during their second term.

The curriculum includes the following options: Option A, Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography; Option B, Marine Chemistry; Option C, Marine Geology; and Option D, Physical Oceanography. The required core courses are listed below. For course descriptions, see Cook College section of this catalog, Marine Science 628.

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