The Department of Marine Sciences is located
on the shores of Long Island Sound at UConn's
coastal campus at Avery Point. Our Program includes
the Department of Marine Sciences and the Marine
Sciences and Technology Center. Faculty, staff,
and students within the department carry out
cutting-edge research in coastal oceanography
using cross-disciplinary approaches. We offer
both undergraduate and graduate degrees that
are characterized by an interdisciplinary foundation,
high faculty-to-student ratio, and individualized
plans of study and research. Our program offers
the intimacy and support of a small campus,
coupled with the resources of a top-notch public
university and internationally renowned scientists.
All of our faculty are engaged in active research
programs that are supported by competitive grants
from State and Federal funding agencies.
University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus is approximately 40 miles South of the main campus at Storrs. Our undergraduate major consists of about 60-70 students mostly from around the New England region. Our graduate population usually consists of 40-50 students who come from the US and many other countries (about half are international students). There is no on-campus graduate housing at Avery Point. Most students live in the Groton-New London area where they often share rent on a house or apartment. More information can be found be clicking here.
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