Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


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We are pleased to welcome Amherst College to the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate Program!


Coastal and Marine Sciences EVENTS

Time to think SUMMER!
NOAA Internship Project List and Application
Application due March 2, 2015
(deadline has been extended from Feb. 28th)

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Important Information Regarding Certificate Course Requirement Changes
The Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to undergraduate students enrolled in the five campuses (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and Amherst College). Through field trips and active affiliations with some of the nation's premier centers for marine study, students engage in hands-on research to complement course work. Many students who participate in the program go on to advanced study or professional work in various areas of marine science.

Faculty from both natural and social sciences teach courses in the program. The disciplines represented include biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, engineering, wildlife management, geography, geology, physics and zoology in the natural sciences, and government, public policy and economics in the social sciences.  The Five College Costal and Marine Sciences Certificate is available to students at all five campuses.