About the Marine Sciences Department

Professor J. Evan Ward, Head of Department

The Department of Marine Sciences is located on UConn’s coastal campus at Avery Point, on the shores of Long Island Sound. Within the Department, faculty, staff, and students carry out cutting-edge research using observations and numerical models to conduct cross-disciplinary investigations in biological, chemical, physical and geological oceanography and marine meteorology. Our research has been conducted around the globe – from coastal New England to all seven seas. 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.


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 35-45 students who come from the US and many other countries. 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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