Students confer by Scripps Pier Photo: Marc Tule
Students enter oceanography with extremely varied interests and backgrounds as naturalists, explorers, engineers, and theorists from the United States and many other countries. One thing they have in common, however, is that they come to Scripps with a very strong understanding of science. Most students select positions as research assistants when they enter the program, an opportunity that gives them an early involvement in research and also provides salaries. The student-faculty ratio at Scripps is about two-to-one; consequently, classes are small, and students have the opportunity to work closely with their thesis advisers.
The combination of the large scientific staff and extensive facilities at Scripps provides an extraordinary opportunity for students to enjoy close contact with existing oceanographic concepts and active participation in scientific discovery.
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