Marine Science Certificate
The 12-13.5 credit hour Marine Science Certificate will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a competitive advantage in pursuing careers in marine science in the private and public sectors or pursuing entrance into a graduate degree program in marine science. The certificate is designed to enhance both critical thinking and the technical skills in marine science.
Note: Because this certificate program is classified as a category 1a and a category 3 embedded program (see registrar page for more information), students must be registered as either undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students at Ohio State University to be eligible.
Note: At this time certificates are not offered online–they are strictly in-person.
- 12-14 required credit hours
- Maximum of 50% overlap with degree program (i.e. major, minor, other certificate, or GE)
- Minimum C- for course to be listed on certificate
- Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for certificate (3.0 for graduate students)
- X193 credits not permitted
- If the certificate is not complete on the DAR, the student must consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Coordinating Advisor
- The certificate program form must be filed at least by the time the graduation application is submitted to a college/school counselor
- Once the certificate program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved by the College of Arts and Sciences Coordinating Advisor
- Required core course (3 credits):
- EARTHSC 5206: Advanced Oceanography (3)
- Elective courses (9 credits): In addition, students will select from the courses listed below.
- EARTHSC 4450: Water, Ice and Energy in the Earth System (3)
- EARTHSC 5622: Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3)
- EARTHSC 5602.02: Carbonate Depositional Systems (3)
- EARTHSC 5780: Reflection Seismology (4)
- GEOG 5900: Climatology (3)
- EEOB 5410: Ocean Ecology (1.5)
- EEOB 5430: Fish Ecology (3)
- EEOB 4230: Focused study on ecology and evolution of invertebrates (2)
- ENR 5614: Marine and aquatic education (2)
- Of these electives, no more than one of:
- GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3)
- EARTHSC 5310: Remote Sensing in the Earth Sciences (3)
- CIVILEN 5001: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
Coordinating Advisor (Earth Sciences): Professor Ashley Griffith, 381 Mendenhall Laboratory, Columbus, OH 43210; firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Earth Sciences undergraduate advisor: Dr. Karen Royce, email@example.com, 614-292-6961