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Fall 2023 Course Schedule

CourseInstructor Class TimeLocationCapacity
MAR 110 - Natural Hazards and the Ocean Avijit Gangopadhyay, Steven LohrenzTuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PMTBA 20
MAR 115 - Intro to Climate SciencesMiles SundermeyerAsynchronousOnline25
MAR 515 - Geological OceanographyMark Altabet TuTh 12:30PM - 1:45PMSynchronous Online SMASTW-20420
MAR 540 - Intro Fisheries ScienceKevin StokesburyMoWe 9:30AM - 10:45AMSMASTE-10115
MAR 555 - Intro Phys OceanographyMiles Sundermeyer, Geoffrey CowlesMo 4:00PM - 5:15PM TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM SMASTE-102 SMASTE-102 Synchronous Online40
MAR 572 - Environment and Resource Economics and Policy Robert GriffinFr 1:00PM - 3:30PMSMASTE-10120
MAR 580 - Special Topics: Fisheries Oceanography (Advanced Popluation Modeling)Gavin Fay TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PMSMASTE-247 Synchronous Online15
MAR 580 - Special Topics: Fisheries Oceanography (FVCOM: Algorithms and Training)Changsheng ChenFr 10:00AM - 12:30PMSynchronous Online SMASTE-10120
MAR 599 - Special Topics (Fish Behavior, Fishing Gear)Pingguo HeMo 1:00PM - 3:30PMSMASTE-101 Synchronous Online15
MAR 599 - Special Topics (Info to GIS)Steven LohrenzMoWe 11:15AM - 12:30PMSMASTE-247 Science & Engr 10535
MAR 599 - Special Topics (Fundamentals of Flight)Geoffrey CowlesTuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AMTBA 30
MAR 622 - Case Studies in Fisheries Science and Management Steven CadrinTuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM SMASTE-10115
MAR 645 - Ocean Circulation and Modeling Avijit GangopadhyayTuTh 4:00PM - 5:15PM SMASTE-10115
MAR 700 - Graduate Seminar (Estuarine and Ocean Sciences)TBAWe 12:30PM - 1:30PMSMASTE-101 SMASTE-10230
MAR 700 - Graduate Seminar (Fisheries Oceanography)Gavin FayWe 3:00PM - 4:00PMSMASTE-101 SMASTE-10230

Non-MAR Courses

Course  Instructor Class Time Location Capacity
POL 663-7101- Ocean Policy and Law C. McGuire Online Online 15
UMass Boston
ENVSCI 630- Biological Oceanography Juanita Urban-Rich Mo - 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm Hybrid Class 20


  • Any eligible student, in consultation with his/her advisor, may register for research credits under MAR 600: Master's Thesis Research, MAR 603: Pre-dissertation Research (before Comprehensive Exam), or MAR 701: Doctoral Dissertation Research (after Comprehensive Exam), which are offered every semester.
  • *Online courses may require special permission and/or additional fees/tuition that are not normally covered by TA and RA tuition waiver arrangements.
  • Students should consult with their advisor about which courses to take each semester since advisors determine the courses that count toward the completion of a degree.
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