Department Chair: Bernhard Riegl
TheDepartment of Marine and Environmental Sciencesfocuses on the ocean, the atmosphere, and the land. Opportunities exist at the undergraduate and graduate levels with bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology, Environmental Science, and Oceanography. Coursework includes a wide array of topics from general marine biology, ecology, and geology to molecular biology, genomics, and more. In addition to teaching, the Department is known for its excellence in research and service. Graduates have become academic or professional scientists, working in industry, government, or academia as biologists, geologists, professors, and teachers.
Besides providing theme-specific learning content, and exposing the students to hands-on experience in their chosen study-environment, we emphasize quantitative, logical-thinking and writing skills that allow a transition of academic knowledge to practical use. We teach students to be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and therefore graduation from NSU DMES opens a world of new opportunities.