Beyond the Classroom 

Our marine studies programs immerse you in learning about issues facing the coasts and oceans, and the people and communities connected to them.

MSI Academic Development Goal

We are creating a transdisciplinary environment that expands innovative marine education and training opportunities for students, professionals, and lifelong learners. This includes establishing a university-wide marine studies degree program, expanding collaborations with our educational partners and engaging students in seeking globally relevant solutions. 

Our strategies to achieve this goal:

  • Build Comprehensive Programs
  • Create a new Marine Studies Degree
  • Launch Innovative Educational Experiences

For a more in-depth look into our academic goal, check out page 18 of the MSI Strategic Plan

Oregon stands out for its mixture of unparalleled access to the beach and ocean and the natural beauty of its coastline. It is a source of inspiration, reflection, and repose. In this setting, we are poised to create solutions to sustain the diverse ecosystems, communities and economies at the confluence of the continent and sea.

As a part of the Marine Studies degree, you’ll have access to some of the best faculty on the West Coast, undergraduate research opportunities, world-class facilities such as the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and an inclusive and innovative culture.

We offer a range of programs and degrees in the earth and life sciences, liberal arts, and humanities to fit your academic interests and goals. Oregon State faculty are here to help you succeed.

Dive in and join us. We look forward to meeting you!