Ocean Sciences

Effective Fall of 2013 the distance-learning Oceanography program will no longer be accepting new students. This page provides resources for currently enrolled students.

The Ocean Science program is a distance-learning program administered by the Department of Environmental Studies. Delivered primarily online, it is geared toward non-traditional students, including those deployed offshore or overseas in a military capacity. The program provides the student with basic knowledge in the four primary components of Oceanography: biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. 

Please note that unfortunately we will no longer be accepting new students into this program effective Fall 2013.  If you plan to pursue this degree from us, you will need to matriculate by Summer 2013, and our Summer 2013 classes will begin May 13, 2013.  Newly admitted students will also more than likely need to attend full-time and all students will need to complete this degree by Summer 2017.  Please see the OCE course Teachout schedule '13-17 PDF for information on the projected last online offerings of our 3000/4000 level courses in this program.

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The Oceanography program is directed by Dr. Matthew Schwartz, Chair of Environmental Studies.

For general information regarding the program, contact:

Dr. Matthew Schwartz, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Phone: 850 474-3469 
Email: mschwartz@uwf.edu

For advising information contact:

Mr. Steve Celestial, Oceanography Program Advisor, Department of Biology
Phone: 850-474-2885
Email: scelestial@uwf.edu