By: Taylor School Hour 3
- Study oceans and seas
- Oceanography is broken up into 5 different areas: Physical, Chemical, Geological, Biological, and Marine
- They study the animals and plants that live in the oceans
- They study the sea floors and coastlines
- They study the interactions between the sea, and the air above
- They may study samples from the ocean floor to learn about how it moves and the effect of movement on the coastlines
- They take ocean water samples to find out about the amount of food and quality of food for underwater animals
- They examine the amount of animal, mineral and vegetable matter that collect on the ocean floor
- Examine underwater creatures and put them in similar groupings
- They send there discoveries to help people studying Weather forecasting, National defense, fishery Improvement, and ocean mining.
Pros and Cons of Oceanography
Succeeding in Oceanography
University of Miami
Web Address- http://welcome.miami.edu
Pros of University of Miami-
- In commuting distance of a large city so finding an apartment wouldn't be hard
- Have a women's volleyball team
- They have a variety of bands there (Pep and concert bands) so I would be able to continue to play my instrument throughout college
Cons of University of Miami-
- It's in a different state so I would have to move a good distance away from my family
- It's an expensive college so I would defiantly need some student loans and scholarships
- They focus a lot on performing arts there, so finding and choosing science classes to help me with an oceanography degree could be a problem.
Hawaii Pacific University
Web Address- http://www.hpu.edu
Pros of Hawaii Pacific University-
- It is located in Hawaii witch has a nice and warm climate, wouldn't wake up to snowy weather and not want to get up in the morning
- It is located In a big city, so if I need to find an apartment it wouldn't be a huge issue
- The school has a pep band so I would be able to play my instrument
Cons of Hawaii Pacific University-
- Located in a different state so I would have to move far away from family and friends
- Only offers up to a bachelors degree in oceanography, and employers will tend to hire people with a masters degree
- This is a private school so it does cost more, so I will have to apply for scholarships and student loans
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Web Address- http://umich.edu
Pros of University of Michigan-
- It is In driving distance with my family so I would be able to visit more often then I would be able to with any of the other schools
- It's in Michigan so in the winter I would be able to go skiing and do fun things like that durning time off
- I would be able to be a part of the University of Michigan Marching Band
Cons of University of Michigan-
- I would have to deal with the snowy gloomy weather that makes you even more tired in the morning, so getting up and going on those winter mornings could be a challenge
- Only offers a bachelors degree in oceanography, and employers tend to hire the masters degree people so I would have a slight disadvantage
- It's located In a small town, so if I would need an apartment or something it could be a challenge to find
Associations/Professional Organizations for Oceanographer
HPU. Digital image. Hawaii Pacific University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.
Oceanographer. Digital image. Global Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.
Oceanographer Job. Digital image. National Career Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.
University of Miami. Digital image. University of Miami. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.
University of Michigan. Digital image. University of Michigan. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.
"WISCareers." WISCareers. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016