Oceanography

Oceanography is an environmental science studying the physical, chemical, geological and biological processes of the ocean and the human influences.

Earn a college transfer degree that includes Environmental Science classes. Planning to Major in Environmental Science? Download this handy guide (pdf).

Prepare for a transfer degree to a four-year university or college by exploring the basic fields of ocean science: marine geology, biological, chemical and physical oceanography. Seattle Central also offers self-paced oceanography courses conducted online via Canvas.

Courses Offered

  • Intro to Oceanography
  • Marine Biology

To read course descriptions for the current and upcoming quarter as well as register, visit MyCentral.

Oceanography Careers

  • Marine Biologist
  • Physical Oceanographer
  • Journalist
  • Professional Researcher
  • Coastal Zone Management Officer

Oceanography Faculty

Katie Chenu (Department Lead)
Scipps Institution of Oceanography, Ph.D. (Earth Science)
Katie.Chenu@seattlecolleges.edu

Marina Halverson
University of Hawaii, M.S. (Biological Oceanography)
Marina.Halverson@seattlecolleges.edu

Carolann Castell
University of Washington, M.S. (Science)
Carolann.Castell@seattlecolleges.edu