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Marine Sciences at NC State – About

The diversity of marine science programs at NC State mirrors the growing diversity and complexity of issues facing the coastal zone in NC and globally. Some of the most pressing scientific issues of today lie at the intersection of the biological, physical, chemical, engineering, social and economic sciences. Enhanced inter-disciplinary research collaborations foster the type of synergies in research, teaching, mentoring and outreach that make NC State a destination for the best and brightest.

Faculty within NC State University’s Coastal and Marine Sciences Program are based in various home departments, as well as NC State’ coastal facility in Morehead City—the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in degree programs are encouraged to visit the web-sites of a given department shown below to see which degree programs best match their interests. There are tremendous learning opportunities for students via use of cutting-edge technologies and analytical approaches, sophisticated modeling capabilities, and participation in inter-disciplinary research programs that include expertise from other universities, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Our Coastal and Marine Sciences Program web-site is intended to facilitate learning more about our various research, degree and extension programs, and searching for specific information on research, publications, courses, educational outreach, and extension activities.