The Marine Studies Minor is designed to provide a structured program on the Boston campus for students with an interest in the marine environment. The program allows a primary, but not exclusive, emphasis in either the scientific or the social science/humanistic study of the oceans. Some physical interaction with the sea through achievement in a specific marine-related skill, and a project involving a degree of independent study are required. Students enrolled in any program in the University may complete the Marine Studies Minor.
For further information, please contact Dr.
Peter S. Rosen, Director of the Marine Studies Minor Program,
at the NU Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 14 Holmes
At least four marine-related courses totaling 16 semester hours
are required, along with mastery of a marine skill and an independent
study. Two courses must be beyond the introductory level. At least
one course must be from the natural sciences and one from the social
science/humanities. Other courses in the University may fulfill these
requirements by permission of the Coordinator of the Marine Studies
Mastery of a marine-related skill can be achieved through satisfactory completion of coursework, or evidence of achievement through some form of approved outside certification. Coursework in marine skills normally is limited to one of the six required courses.
The project requirement can be met by completion of an approved
Directed Studies course in Marine Studies or in any department of
the University. The project normally is limited to one of the six
required courses. The project requirement can also be met, with prior
approval, by completion of a major course-related project, or other
outside project in which a significant amount of independent study
Please visit the Registrar's Office for a list of the most marine-related courses in the College
of Arts and Sciences. Courses offered in other Colleges or campuses
may also be approved for the Marine Studies Program. Semester conversions
for these courses will be provided when available.