What will I learn?
Ocean Sciences, as the name implies, combines a variety of scientific disciplines to study the ocean. This approach is necessary because, in the ocean, the biological, chemical, geological and physical processes that structure ecosystems are closely interrelated. This approach is exciting because it provides oceanographers with a “big picture” understanding of how our planet works.
In our courses, you'll learn about ocean physics, ocean chemistry, ocean biology, and ocean geology, but equally importantly, you'll learn about how various processes interact. We investigate big questions about the overall functioning and future of our planetary systems. We explore how natural sciences inform the management of our ocean resources. And we delve into the technological advances that are revolutionizing our ability to observe ocean processes and predict ocean behaviours.
Finally, we give you the opportunity to get your feet wet. Our program is built to combine hands-on experiences in world-class research facilities like Dal’s Aquatron Laboratory (e.g. Tools and Concepts II) with field courses at sea (e.g. Introduction to Field Oceanography).
- Visit the Academic Calendar for a list of our current course offerings.