Facilities and Resources
Regardless of your major, you will have access to modern equipment as you take courses related to marine science. All science departments are housed in the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center, which has a recent (2003) addition featuring new state of-the-art classrooms, computer facilities, laboratories and meeting spaces. Field equipment includes a research vessel with multi-probe water quality meters, open water and substrate samplers, electronic data loggers, and GPS locators. In addition, students have access to a GIS Resource and Mapping Laboratory, saltwater aquaria, simulated streams, environmental chambers, and microscopy equipment including one scanning electron microscope (SEM), two transmission electron microscopes (TEM), and a variety of light microscopes with digital image capability.