(College of Letters and Science)
Michael E. Oskin, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
David A. Osleger, Ph.D., Vice-Chairperson, Undergraduate Program
Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Pd.D., Vice-Chairperson, Graduate Program
Department Office. 2119 Earth and Physical Sciences Building; 530-752-0350; http://www.geology.ucdavis.edu
Oceanography is the study of the earth's oceans, investigating connections between geological, biological, chemical and physical processes in the marine realm, and the interactions between the Earth's ocean/atmosphere system. The interdisciplinary minor in oceanography is for students with backgrounds in any of these fields, as well as those interested in marine policy and conservation. The curriculum reflects the integrative nature of oceanography, with core courses covering the major disciplines in oceanography and elective courses that allow students to cater the minor to their interests. The oceanography minor includes courses taught at the Davis campus and courses offered at Bodega Marine Laboratory.
The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Minor Advisor. T.M. Hill (Earth and Planetary Sciences).