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Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

As a department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers degrees, minors, and more than 45 undergraduate courses covering a breadth of earth and marine sciences on a variety of different levels.

There are several introductory classes for non-majors, as well as upper-division courses intended for students in natural science majors. In addition to formal coursework, dozens of undergraduates benefit each year from individual and group research projects with Scripps faculty and researchers.

To view all of Scripps Institution of Oceanography Undergraduate programs, degrees, and minors check out our Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Research Programs

Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers a variety programs to undergraduates from across the globe to gain experience in cutting-edge research at a world-renowned research institution. View our Undergraduate Research Programs for more information on Independent Research, Honors and BS/MS programs, Scripps Undergraduate Student Symposium, and grants and awards.

Student Resources



Contact Us

Current UCSD Students:

Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond to you within 1-3 business days.

Zoom Advising

Available Appointment Times

Monday - Thursday: 10:00AM - 11:30AM & 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Email an SIO Advisor and include your PID, brief description and 3 appointment times that work for you.

An advisor will contact you to confirm your appointment time.

All petitions and forms should also be sent to an SIO Advisor via email.

SIO Undergraduate Advisors

Sid Eads- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-822-4604 / Email:

Darlene Garza- Student Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 858-255-4035 / Email: