Program Information

School: Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Description: Ocean Sciences, or Oceanography, is a field that encompasses the study of the global marine environment from broad geographic and disciplinary perspectives. It essentially looks at the interaction between marine life and oceanic processes, covering such diverse topics as coastal processes, deep-sea food webs, marine animal ecology, physiology and behaviour, plankton dynamics, the effects of pollution or climate change on ocean life and ecosystems, the management and conservation of aquatic resources, and much more.

The major in Ocean Sciences (Environmental Systems) is a formal stream of the major in Ocean Sciences, with a curriculum that blends foundation courses in earth and ocean sciences, with a focus on environmental issues. It is designed for students with special interest in geography (e.g. cartography, remote sensing), climate, natural resources and marine geology.

URL: Ocean Sciences (Environmental Systems) at Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is for two semesters of undergraduate study in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Careers: Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 
  •   Biology  or   Chemistry  or   Physics  or   Earth and Space Science 
  •   Data Management  or   Advanced Functions  or   Calculus and Vectors 
  •   International Languages  or   Social Science 

Students must also have two credits at the 3000 level in elective courses.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50-60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]