Marine Science/Oceanography focuses on the study of oceans and marine life. It can include investigating the behavior of marine species, or environmental conditions and diseases that impact marine life and the oceans. It is an interdisciplinary field requiring training in many basic sciences, including chemistry, geology, meteorology and biology.


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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Academic Programs

Olympic College offers a variety of biological, environmental, chemistry, geology and Earth science courses that you can take as distribution requirements and electives towards your degree. We offer two options: Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA): Marine Science/Oceanography; and Associate in Science - Track 1 (AS-Transfer, Track 1): Marine Science/Oceanography.

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Faculty Advisor

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professor is the Faculty Advisor for Marine Science/Oceanography.

Academic Division

Marine Science/Oceanography is part of the Math, Engineering, Sciences & Health Division (MESH). Visit the MESH Division webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The MESH Division can connect you with: 

  • Advising
  • Book lending and calculator rental
  • Tutoring
  • Support for first-generation and historically underserved populations.