Oceanography is an Earth science devoted exclusively to studying and preserving the ocean and the topics and applied sciences are as vast as the ocean itself. Oceanography includes: exploration of the geological structure of the ocean floor; the chemical composition and properties of seawater and pollutants; the physical study of waves, tides and currents; and the biological research of the innumerable forms of life within the oceans.

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level.
Information Skills
Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use information ethically.
Critical Thinking/Problem solving
Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.
Global Awareness
Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage.
Aesthetic Appreciation
Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.
Personal Growth and Responsibility
(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.
(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.


Who To Contact

  • Sharon Albert
    Dean of Academic Affairs (STEM Programs and Support) 
    Phone: ​831.755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S220
    STEM Center Building
  • Alicia Ramirez
    Administrative Assistant III
    Phone: (831) 755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S215
    STEM Center Building