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Where did your passion for the ocean begin? Poking around in tide pools or surfing on the Oregon coast? Visiting an aquarium? Watching specials like “Blue Planet,” or maybe “Spongebob Squarepants?”
More importantly, where will that passion take you next?
Our oceanography program, ranked No. 3 in the world, can take you from coastal mangroves in the tropics to the ice-covered poles. Oceanographers study all aspects of the marine environment and how it interacts with and influences planet Earth including humankind. As an Ocean Science major at OSU you will be exposed to the tremendous breadth of the marine realm and the diverse ways scientists study it. Dive in!
An oceanography degree can lead you to any number of fascinating careers, including:
Additional information on career opportunities in ocean science: