College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Marine and Coastal Management (GEOG)

Development of coastal land, some of the most expensive land available, must increasingly account for environmental effects, the likelihood of storm damage, and the increasingly complex evolution of legal concepts in the face of rapidly changing science.  From assessing the impact of one-quarter of the world’s population on the coastal ocean to wise stewardship of fishery and other commercial resources, the career potential for undergraduates trained in ocean and coastal science is large. To prepare for this, students will learn the basic principles of oceanography and littoral processes, and their relationship to meteorological conditions and forcing; learn about factors influencing biological productivity in the coastal zone; utilize geospatial analysis and data assimilation to become familiar with computer modeling; and gain a background in environmental policy as it relates to marine and coastal management and land use. In order to take full advantage of coursework required in the physical sciences, Marine and Coastal Management students will complete MATH 140. Additionally, students should consider completing a marine-oriented study abroad program.

Advisors:

Advising in GEOG is a two-step process

First, complete your Faculty Advising sheet and meet with Dr. Yearwood (see contact information below).

Second, meet with Dr. Luna (2181M LEF) to have your advising block removed.  Begin this process at least 2 weeks early to be sure you can register on time! 

Dr. Keith Yearwood
2181H Lefrak
(301)405-4053

Please e-mail kyearwoo [at] umd.edu and use "ENSP Advising" in your subject line.  Include 2-3 different days/times to meet, so he can e-mail back to confirm one of them.

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