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Course List

Below is a current listing of course offerings at the School of Marine Science & Technology (SMAST). 

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.

SMAST West is located at 706 S. Rodney French Blvd. SMAST East is located at 836 S. Rodney French Blvd. 

For complete course descriptions, please view the UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings


MAR 105: Introductory Ocean Science Online Course

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Online / Onload
Instructor: M. Sundermeyer

MAR 115: Introduction to Climate

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; SENG, Rm 114
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

MAR 510: Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 4:00-5:15 pm (distance learning)
Instructor: M. Altabet

MAR 520: Thesis Proposal Development

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 1:00-2:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: W. Brown

MAR 536: Biological Statistics II

Credits: 4 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs, 10:30-11:45 am, Lecture, SMAST East, Rm 247; Wed, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Lab, SMAST East, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 545 / BIO 545: Biological Oceanography

Credits: 4 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00-10:00 am, Lecture, SENG, Rm 318; Mon. 2:00-5:00 pm, Lab, SENG, Rm 318

Instructor: J. Turner

MAR 558 / CEN 446: Waves and Tides

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 9:30-10:45 am; Location TBA
Instructor: D. MacDonald

MAR 580: Special Topic in Fisheries Oceanography: Field Methods for Fisheries Research     

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Thurs; 9:30 am-12:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 142
Instructor: S. Cadrin and N.D. Bethoney

MAR 580: Special Topic in Fisheries Oceanography: Models for Marine Ecosystem-Based Management    

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 10:30 am-1:00 pm; Lecture and lab; SMAST East, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 580: Specials Topic in Fisheries Oceanography: Conservation in World Marine Capture Fisheries

Credits: 3 credits 
Date/Time/Place: Tues; 12:30-3:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 102
Instructor: P. He

MAR 599: Special Topic: Aquatic Biogeochemical Particle Flux

Credits: 2 credits
Date/Time/Place: Day and time - TBA; Reading and discussion; SMAST West, Rm 218
Instructor: C. Pilskaln

MAR 620: Case Studies in Estuarine Dynamics

Credits: 4 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri - Lecture from 4:00-5:15 pm; Fri - Lab from 1:00-4:00 pm; SMAST West, Rm 204
Instructors: B. Howes and M. Sundermeyer

MAR 622: Case Studies in Fisheries Science & Management: Stock Identification Methods

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:30-3:45 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: S. Cadrin

MAR 675: Scientific Writing

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 11:00 am-12:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 132
Instructor: K. Stokesbury

MAR 700-01: Scientific Writing

Credits: 1 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm; SMAST West, Rm 204
Instructor: TBA

MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar, Fisheries Oceanography

Credits: 1 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 2:30-3:30 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101-102
Instructor: G. Fay