Department of Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
The Ph.D degree follows the traditional path of original research in the field of oceanography. The emphasis areas are biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography, and the earth and geological sciences. Interdisciplinary studies are emphasized and an integral part of the student experience. The curricula are designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in their area of interest.
What makes Oceanography at ODU unique?
Faculty do active research from here in Hampton Roads to the Arctic and Antarctic
Many of our graduate students participate in sea-going research expeditions around the world
Our graduate students present their research at national conferences, including the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences and the Geological Society of America meetings
Community building is a strong aspect of graduate life in our Department thanks to our active Graduate Student Organization
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