The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus and the Elakha, a 54-foot coastal research vessel. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has approximately 104 faculty, 220 graduate students and 613 undergraduate students.Graduate programs include a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Management, and Master’s and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography. The new undergraduate program in Earth Science, together with the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program, provide educational and research opportunities for the best undergraduate students: a national honors college for the Earth.
Within the College, discipline groups oversee research and educational programs:
- Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
- Physics of Oceans and Atmosphere
- Geology and Geophysics
- Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management