Over the past fifteen years, our College has grown its diversity from ~2% to ~15% on average. In 2013, seven out of 14 PhD degrees awarded in our College were to URM students. Although that was an exceptional year, our goal is to grow our diversity as much as qualified applicant pool allows for (target of 19% by 2021). This effort will insure that our students are prepared for success in a diverse workplace environment.
We are committed to producing outstanding marine scientists, who are well-prepared for positions in academe, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations at local to international levels. We are committed to generate highly competitive MS and PhD students prepared for employment and leadership positions in ocean sciences. We are also committed to increase engagement with underrepresented students.