Montclair State University

College of Science and Mathematics

Aquatic & Coastal Sciences (BS/MS combined)


1 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07043

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Aquatic and Coastal Sciences (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S./M.S.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Aquatic and Coastal Sciences represent the wide variety of ecosystems that are linked through water. The study of Aquatic and Coastal Sciences encompasses freshwater lakes and streams, estuaries, and coastal marine habitats. These habitats are critical for numerous plants and animals, but they can be compromised by human activities. Students who pursue this major are interested in understanding the relationships among plants, animals and humans and how to protect and restore these valuable ecosystems.

This major is an interdisciplinary program of study emphasizing the four core sciences of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, and Physics, This is a combined BS/MS program where students will be engaged in both class work and research; culminating in the development and completion of the Master’s Thesis. Students completing this program will be well prepared to enter the work force in Research, Environmental Consulting, Education, and Regulatory Agencies (e.g., EPA), as well as in Non-Profit Organizations. Additionally, students will be prepared to undertake further graduate work.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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