Marine science encompasses many disciplines including biology, geology, chemistry, physics and engineering. More and more, the investigation and understanding of the ocean requires an interdisciplinary perspective of the ocean as an integrated system. At UC Santa Barbara, we recognize the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of modern marine science and the necessity for cross-disciplinary graduate-level training through a graduate program which brings together a broad range of marine faculty from 8 departments. Areas such as biological, chemical, and physical oceanography, marine optics and remote sensing, marine geology and geophysics, marine biology, paleoceanography, ocean engineering and marine policy are typically pursued by students in this program. Some of our students focus on a particular disciplinary area for their research (e.g. biological oceanography, marine geology, ocean physics, etc.), but seek a broader training in marine science than can be provided within the framework of traditional departmental programs. Others complete interdisciplinary dissertations involving expertise in two or more subdisciplines within marine science.
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