What can I do with this degree?

Rapid scientific and technological advances in a variety of fields are accelerating growth of the global ocean economy, which already produces over $1.5 trillion USD in economic output and accounts for over 30 million jobs worldwide. In Nova Scotia alone there are over 200 ocean technology companies with specialties ranging from navigation systems to designing communications aboard Canadian Navy ships. (From The Ocean Economy in 2030, © OECD)

Seizing on new economic opportunities is an exciting challenge. We must find ways to use ocean resources that simultaneously protect the ocean from harmful and unsustainable activities and respond to the environmental changes that are occurring. We require innovations in ocean science, technology, business, education, management, law, and governance, creating opportunities for employment in a variety of exciting fields:

  • Oceanography
  • Climate Change
  • Marine Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Marine Management
  • Ocean Education
  • Environmental Law
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Further your education

Enhance your career options by continuing your studies. An undergraduate degree in Ocean Sciences is a strong foundation for pursuing master’s level degrees, professional degrees and more.

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Marine Management
  • Ocean Technology Diploma
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Juris Doctor (Law)