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Oceanography, chemical and physical is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemical components, mechanisms, structure, and movement of ocean waters and their interaction with terrestrial and atmospheric phenomena. includes instruction in material inputs and outputs, chemical and biochemical transformations in marine systems, equilibria studies, inorganic and organic ocean chemistry, oceanographic processes, sediment transport, zone processes, circulation, mixing, tidal movements, wave properties, and seawater properties.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($82K) with a Master's Degree: University of Houston
Careers for program graduates
Oceanography, chemical and physical majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
How are students who recently completed a degree in oceanography, chemical and physical doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field geological and earth sciences/geosciences, which includes
oceanography, chemical and physical.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in oceanography
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in oceanography. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 45% of oceanography majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of oceanography majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 73% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in oceanography
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by oceanography graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
Explore schools that offer oceanography, chemical and physical degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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35 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
oceanography is part of a larger collection of programs: Physical Sciences. Is there a different program that's close to oceanography that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all oceanography, chemical and physical graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 81% of other programs.