Marine Chemistry

The ocean is largest aqueous mixture on the planet, and therefore plays an important role in modulating the exchange and chemical composition of matter between the atmosphere, bedrock, sea, and sediments. Interactions at the boundaries of the ocean affect seawater chemistry and influence the transfer and transformation of matter between reservoirs. The biological, chemical, geological, and physical processes that affect seawater constituents necessitates an interdisciplinary course of study. Using this approach, the Bachelor of Science in Marine Chemistry prepares students for a career in the marine and chemical sciences, or for further study in graduate or professional programs.