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Marine Science - Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
Since its founding in 1977, University of Miami's double major in Marine Science - Physics has established our undergraduate program as one of the top programs in the country. 
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Overview

The interdisciplinary plan deals with the study of the world’s oceans: their physical and biological constituents, the influence of oceanic resources on human society and the conservation and future development of those resources. 

The breadth of the Marine Science - Physics major at University of Miami is complemented with depth in a required second major within one of the basic or applied sciences. All students acquire a common background in the basic sciences, along with a set of four core Marine Science courses and labs. Electives may be chosen from any area within the School, and may include up to six credits of directed research.

Physical oceanographers study the spatial and temporal variability in the ocean. Measurements from current meters, profilers and satellites are used to develop models of ocean circulation, water and heat transport, and effects of circulation patterns on the biology and chemistry of the ocean. Research at UM focuses on ocean/atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, biophysical interactions, and the ocean’s effect on weather and climate.

Mission

The mission of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is to deepen our collective knowledge of our planet through cutting-edge scientific research on the oceans, atmosphere, geology, biota, and the human dimension, while training the next generation of scientists. We transfer the knowledge gained to our students, the national and international scientific community, and to policymakers and the public.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
    • 120 - 122 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus 
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Introduction to Physical Oceanography
  • Introduction to Physical Oceanography lab
  • University Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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