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Ocean and Coastal Resources Minor

This minor provides students a base of knowledge in the economic, environmental, and social issues concerning the development of marine resources, along with a strong scientific background needed to understand these issues. This minor works well for any student wishing to diversify their education or those seeking to pursue a future in marine resource management.

Ocean and Coastal Resources Minor Classes    

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Required

GEOL 101  Principles of Geology
Or  OCNG 251 & 252  Oceanography & Oceanography Lab
MARS 280  Coastal and Ocean Resources

3 to 6 hours

MARS 410  Intro to Physical Oceanography
MARS 491  Intro to Chemical Oceanography
OCNG 420  Intro to Biological Oceanography
MARS 431  Geological Oceanography: Earth’s Climate
MARS 430  Geological Oceanography: Plate Tectonics

3 to 7 hours

MARS 370  Coastal Processes
MARS 423  Ecological Economics
MARS 432  Peak Oil, Global Warming, & Resource Scarcity
MARS 470  Eco-environmental Modeling
MARS 425/426  Coastal Wetlands Management & Lab
MARS 470  Environmental Law

Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

With the right major, a minor in Ocean and Coastal Resources can give a student a competitive advantage in any number of paths following graduation.

Career Paths

Research
Higher Education
Marine Resource Management
Fisheries
Oil & Gas
Environmental Law

Hiring Agencies

Government Agencies
Maritime Industry Firms
Universities
Oil & Gas Companies

Salary Ranges

State/Federal agencies (TPWD, NOAA, Corps of Engineers): $35-40K
Non Profit Environmental Outreach: $30-35K
Teaching Science in public schools: $45-60K
Research/Laboratory Assistant: $30-45K
Fisheries/Marine Mammal Observer: $40-65K

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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