at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Oceanography is the study of our oceans, including their circulation, physical and chemical properties, and life. Physical, biological, and chemical oceanographers often work together in this richly interdisciplinary science to better understand how the ocean works, affects global climate, and impacts communities. You could tackle challenges of safe shipping, sustainable food supply, sanitary sewage disposal, and healthy recreation.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Oceanography is offered at the undergraduate level in Honours programs. It is suited to those wishing to pursue professional careers in the discipline. You can select an Honours degree in Fisheries Oceanography, or a Combined Honours program with another science. There are also options for a combined major with Oceanography and Biology, Microbiology, or Physics.

Campus features

The Ocean Dynamics Laboratory conducts oceanographic research. Current topics include the nearby ocean, arctic hydrography, and lakes of British Columbia.

Program Requirements

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