|What would I do to be a marine scientist?
|Question Date: 2014-09-16|
Study Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and Math
in high school. Then at a University take more of
the same and also study Geology and Oceanography.
Marine Science is very broad. Are you interested
in marine mammals, or microscopic marine life? Or
chemistry of the oceans? Or their circulation? Or
the rocks that form the ocean basins? Depending on
the answer one would want to specialize in
Geology, Chemistry, Biology or Meteorology.
As you may see Marine Science encapsulates
many, many different areas of knowledge.
That depends on what kind of marine science you
want to do. If you want to study marine biology,
then you would go to college and major in ecology
or marine biology (UCSB has both!). If you want to
study physical oceanography, then you would study
geology, oceanography, or atmospheric science.
After college you would probably go to graduate
school, but without knowing more specifically what
you want to do I can't advise you much further.
Having some idea this early is good! You'll want
to take biology and chemistry classes in high
school, and honors or AP versions when possible.
Having math helps too. Then, apply to a college or
community college with a biology program. They'll
take it away from there :)
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