Explore Marine-Related Minors

Adding a marine-related minor gives you the opportunity to explore additional learning experiences. With eight minors related to the oceans and coasts, you can choose the marine minors that best suit your interests. 

Put the Ocean in Your Major

Whatever your major— arts, humanities, business, engineering, or earth, life, and social sciences— you can gain experience in coastal and ocean issues with a minor to expand your learning experience. All minors provide opportunity for students to visit and learn at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, as well as in diverse coastal and ocean habitats in the Pacific Northwest. 

Marine-Related Undergraduate Minors

  • Earth Sciences
    • The Earth Sciences minor is designed for students who have a broad interest in Earth Sciences. Earth Science majors and Environmental Sciences majors are restricted from taking this minor. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Environmental Sciences
    • The interdisciplinary field of Environmental Sciences integrates the biological and physical sciences with the social sciences for the study of human interactions with natural systems, especially with the goal of addressing environmental problems. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Oceanography
    • The Oceanography Minor is suggested for students in any major. However, students will need some science background to complete the 400 level coursework. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
    • The Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences minor offers a broad foundation in biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function and human influences on natural resources, as well as fish and wildlife biology. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Marine Biology
    • Explore the science of life from cells to ecosystems. The minor covers a variety of marine organisms and habitats and the processes that impact and regulate the oceans and our planet. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Marine Conversation & Management 
    • The Marine Conservation and Management minor focuses on marine vertebrates, conservation science, and management of living marine resources. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Microbiology
    • The Microbiology minor is designed for students from other majors who have an additional interest in the field of microbiology. Learn more about this minor HERE. View minor requirements HERE
  • Natural Resources
    • Students majoring in other programs at OSU can choose to complete the Natural Resources minor. The minor is intended to provide a broad exposure to the natural resources field. It offers course work that integrates a number of natural resource disciplines. Learn more about Natural Resources HERE. View minor requirements HERE