Program overview

Rider’s minor in marine sciences will help you develop an understanding and appreciation of biological, physiochemical and geological marine processes.

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Minor requirements

The marine science minor integrates coursework in oceanography and marine biology that include multiple opportunities for laboratory and field studies.


Marine Sciences (Minor)

Daniel Druckenbrod

Professor, GEMS Department Chair

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

ddruckenbrod [at]


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