George Mason University

George Mason University


About George Mason University

Host of the 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2019 Chesapeake Bay Bowls!

George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason’s hard-working students for 21st century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.  Visit for more information.

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Aquatic Degrees and Programs at GMU

Ocean and Estuarine Science Minor

B.S. in Biology, Concentration in Marine and Freshwater Biology

B.S. in Environmental Science, Concentration in Aquatic Ecology

B.S. in Earth Science, Concentration in Oceanography and Estuarine Science

  • This concentration provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of oceanography. Additional coursework in physical and chemical oceanography give insight into the aquatic environment and its link to both ecosystems and climate. Within the concentration, students can choose an open ocean or coastal option. The curriculum will emphasize local and regional case studies, in particular the Chesapeake Bay. The program will provide students with the basic training required to allow them to obtain entry level positions in oceanographic and estuarine career tracks or an appropriate graduate degree program.
  • This program of study is offered by the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences in the College of Science.

Please see the GMU – Programs of Study guide for additional science, environmental, conservation and sustainability programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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