Physical Oceanography Prerequisites: 

A Bachelor's degree in a physical science, including a grade of C or better in the following courses: 
1. Two semesters of Calculus
2. Two semesters of Physics
3. One or two additional advanced math courses
4. One or two additional advanced physical sciences courses
5. Two semesters of Introductory Biology and/or Chemistry are highly recommended

Core Courses and Other Requirements (M.S. and Ph.D.): 

1. One 3 - 4 credit course in Physical Oceanography 
2. One 3 - 4 credit course in Biological Oceanography
3. One 3 - 4 credit course in Chemical Oceanography
4. Two 3 - 4 credit courses in Oceanography or related fields (400 - 700 level) including: a) one course in rotating fluid dynamics, and b) one course in non-rotating fluid dynamics
5. One 3 - 4 credit course in Statistics/Biostatistics (600 level for Ph.D. and 400 level for M.S.)
6. One course or seminar in Management, Scientific Philosophy or Ethics
7. One graduate level seminar (MEES 608 or equivalent) for each year in residence (on average) up to cap
8. Courses in Experimental Design and Analysis and Scientific Writing are recommended.