Physical Oceanography

Physical oceanography students are required to take the departmental examination after completing one year of graduate work at UCSD. The exam is usually administered in September. The examination covers the material in the four required courses (SIO 203A, SIO 203B, SIO 212A, SIO 214) and in eight additional first-year graduate courses chosen by the student in consultation with the curriculum advisor. The exam consists of a written and an oral component.