Graduate students can pursue the a graduate certificate while earning a normal graduate degree (MS or PhD) at CU Boulder or while taking coursework as a nondegree seeking student through Continuing Education's ACCESS Program, provided they have already earned a bachelor's degree and meet the course prerequisites.
Graduate certificates are noted on the official CU Boulder transcript.
Students who wish to obtain the graduate certificate in oceanography must complete at least three oceanography core courses (see below) passed with a letter grade of B or better. In addition, students may take an independent study course to replace one of the core courses.
Required Courses and Credit Hours
|Complete at least three of the following courses:|
|Introduction to Physical Oceanography|
|Advanced Ocean Dynamics and Air-Sea Coupled ENSO Mechanisms|
|The Global Carbon Cycle|
|Physical Oceanography and Climate|
|Engineering Data Analysis Methods|
|Introduction to Fluid Dynamics|
|Fluid Instabilities, Waves, and Turbulence|
|Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry|
|Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology|
For additional information about the ATOC Certificate or the Oceanography Certificate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.