The Ocean Science option in the Earth Sciences major is designed to give students rigorous interdisciplinary training in all aspects of the marine environment and how it interacts with and influences planet Earth including humankind. Coursework will focus on  diverse environments – from coastal mangroves in the tropics to the ice-covered polar regions. Because the ocean is a hostile and challenging place, Ocean Science students will learn to use a variety of approaches to study it, including satellite remote sensing, computer modeling, research ships, cabled observatories, and state-of-the-art instrumentation. You can expect to go on several cruises during your tenure as an Ocean Science student, including multi-day expeditions on the R/V Oceanus. As an Ocean Science major at OSU, you will be exposed to the tremendous breadth of the marine realm and will learn about the ocean in a holistic manner. For more information, see the Ocean Science link in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.