Courses Offered

The course catalog contains a listing of regularly taught courses with primary/lead instructor(s), semesters and intervals in which they are typically offered.

COURSE SCHEDULE

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    • Classes and locations are subject to changes, make sure to check your schedule in OASIS regularly for any changes, especially the week before classes.
    • Summer Session Limitations: Thesis and Dissertation sections are limited in Summer session to students who are graduating. Please make sure to enroll in Thesis and Dissertation hours during Fall and Spring when possible to fulfill the thesis and dissertation requirements for graduation.
    • Please see the Master’s checklist and PhD checklist for course requirement details.
    • To request a permit for a formal CMS course, please email your UID, the CRN, and your request to sfrancis1@usf.edu and the instructor listed.
    • All sections of Thesis require a permit. Please email your UID, the CRN, and your request to sfrancis1@usf.edu. Student must be admitted to Doctoral Candidacy to register for Dissertation hours.

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    All students must register for courses using OASIS. OASIS is USF’s Online Access Student Information System. OASIS provides USF applicants and new, current and former students online access to their student records. You will need the Course Registration Number “CRN” of the courses you wish to register for before you login to OASIS. Obtain the CRN numbers by viewing the current course schedule listed at the top of this page.

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    Non-Degree Students or Non Marine Science Majors

    Students wishing to enroll in our courses, who are not USF Marine Science majors, may request a permit by the professor teaching that course (see course schedule above for details), included your transcripts and University ID number in the email requesting a permit. If you are not currently a USF student, you can sign up as a non-degree student by completing the non-degree application:

    Immunization Requirements For Registration

    You will need to prove your immunization records with health services in order to register for classes. Contact Student Health Services to ensure your immunization requirements are fulfilled. The Immunization forms and requirements needed before you can register for classes are available on the Student Health Services website.

    COURSE CATALOG

    Click on the course title to see an available description. Courses are sorted by the following categories, (core classes are noted as Core Course):

    See Course Offering for updated file and update table below accordingly.
    (Changes were the re-addition of Biological Oceanography and removing the MRA req’d from Biometry)

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    BIOLOGICAL
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCB 6626 Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems Daly/Luther Spring, Odd years MRA
    OCB 6068 Fish Biology Stallings Fall, Off years MRA
    OCE 6934 Foundations of Biological and Fisheries Oceanography Daly/Hallock-Muller Spring, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 Marine Microbiology Paul Fall, Even Years  
    OBC 6714 Population Dynamics Ainsworth Fall, Even Years MRA
    OCE 6934 Zooplankton Ecology Daly Fall, Odd Years  

     

    CHEMICAL
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCC 6050 Chemical Oceanography
    Core Course
    Buck/Byrne/Conway/Hollander Spring, Odd Years Core
    OCE 6934 Biogeochemistry of the Periodic Table Buck Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Physical Chemistry of Seawater Byrne Fall, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 CO2 System Analytical Technique Byrne TBD  
    OCC 6057/L Methods in Chemical Oceanography Buck TBD  
    OCE 6934 Organic Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/ Rosenheim 3 Year Interval  
    OCE 6934 Sediment Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/Rosenheim 3 Year Interval  
    OCE 6934 Principles Applications ICP-MS Deister Every Spring  
    OCE 6934 Stable Isotope Geochemistry Hollander/Shevenell/Rosenheim 3 Year Interval  

     

     

    GEOLOGICAL
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCG 6051 Geological Oceanography
    Naar Every Spring Core
    OCG 6080 Plate Tectonics & Marine Geophysics Naar Spring, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Sediment Stratigraphy   Spring, Odd Years  
    OCG 6664 Paleoceanography Rosenheim/Shevenell Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Regional Geology Field Trips Faculty Spring, Even Years  
    OCG 6656C Micropaleontology Rosenheim/Shevenell Spring, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 Continental Margins   Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Carbonate Geology Rosenheim/Hallock Muller Fall, Odd years  
    OCE 6934 Geochronology Rosenheim Fall, Even years  
    OCG 6668 Evolution and Ecology of Reefs Hallock Muller Spring, Even years  

     

    INTERDISCIPLINARY
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCE 6565 Applied Multivariate Statistics Kilborn Every Spring MRA
    OCE 6934 Advanced Data Analysis Mitchum Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Biometry Kilborn Every Fall MRA
    OCE 6609 Data Analysis Methods Chambers Every Spring  
    OCE 6609L Data Analysis Programming Chambers Every Spring  
    OCE 6934 Developing & Teaching a STEM Course Greely Every Spring  
    OCE 6934 Ecosystem Modeling Ainsworth Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Estuarine Ecology Peebles TBD  
    OCG 6668 Evolution and Ecology of Reefs Hallock Muller Spring, Even Years  
    OCE 6940C Experimential Learning in Marine Science Greely Every Summer  
    OCE 6934 Fisheries Reading Stallings TBD  
    OCE 6934 Marine Resource Remote Sensing Hu Fall, Even Years  
    OCE 6085 Ocean Policy Muller-Karger / Luther Spring, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 Operational Oceanography Luther TBD  
    OCE 6934 Practical IDL Programming Hu Spring, Even Years  
    OCE 6921 Prof Development I Breitbart Every Fall  
    OCE 6934 Prof Development II Breitbart/Buck Fall, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 Remote Sensing Muller-Karger Spring, Odd years  
    OCE 6934 Scientific Writing Hallock Muller Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6048 Scientist in the Classroom Greely Fall, Even Years  
    OCG 6551C Scanning Electron Microscopy: Theory/Tech (4 cr.) Greco As Needed  
    OCE 6950 Teaching Broader Impacts of Ocean Sciences Greely Every Fall & Spring  
    OCE 6934 TEM Greco    

     

    PHYSICAL
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCP 6050 Physical Oceanography
    Luther, Mitchum (alternating years) Every Fall Core
    OCE 6934 Fluid Dynamics Mitchum Every Spring as needed  
    OCE 6934 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Liang Every Fall as needed PO
    OCE 6934 Global Water and Energy Cycle Chambers Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Introduction to Climate Change & Climate Variability Liang Spring, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Ocean Circulation Weisburg Every Fall as needed PO
    OCE 6934 Ocean Waves Mitchum Spring, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Optical Oceanography Hu Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 6934 Satellite Altimetry & Gravimetry Chambers Fall, Even Years  
    OCE 6934 Turbulence & Boundary Layers/Geophysical Turbulence Galperin Spring, Odd years as needed  

     

    UNDERGRADUATE
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Professor
    Typically Offered
    Required
    OCE 4930 Adv. Undergrad Oce I Luther/Naar Every Fall – Tampa  
    OCE 4930 Adv. Undergrad Oce II Stallings/Naar Every Spring – Tampa  
    OCE 4930 Coral Biology and Reef Ecology Arellano Fall, Even Years  
    OCE 4930 Death from the Sea: Realized Public Health Hazards   Spring, Odd Years  
    OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography Greely/Arellano Every Semester Online  
    OCE 4930 Marine Ecology Field Methods Stallings Every Winter Session X 2  
    OCE 4930 Marine Aquaculture Kevin Maine Every Fall Online  
    OCE 4930 Port Sustainability Luther Every Fall Online  
    OCE 4930 Geologic History of Florida Arellano Every Semester Online  
    OCE 4930 Fish Biology Stallings Fall, Odd Years  
    OCE 4930 SEM & SEM Lab Greco As needed  
    OCE 4930 Marine Microbiology Kevan main (Mote) Fall, Even Years  
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