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Mission Statement

Department of Marine & Environmental Science, Hampton University


The Department of Marine and Environmental Science (MASC) prepares graduates to pursue a career in the interdisciplinary, eclectic field of environmental science or enter graduate school in a specific area of marine or environmental science, such as marine biology, ocean engineering, and chemical or physical oceanography, environmental protection, environmental law or environmental consulting.

The Department promotes learning, building of character, and preparation of promising students, as evidenced by the success of our graduates and our Number One ranking of graduating African-American geoscientists over the last eight years.

As an integral part of the School of Science, the Department provides a formalized instructional program for majors at the baccalaureate and master's levels through Biological Sciences; offering discipline-specific research experiences to complement the instructional program through internships and on-campus grant support; and provides services to undergraduate students of the University by offering general education science courses in the MASC, and to the community through outreach activities.

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