Marine Science Funded Programs

Multiple opportunities are provided within the Marine Science curriculum to participate in collaborative research with faculty and peers. All marine science majors complete original research, produce a scientific report of their findings, and present their results in a public forum on campus. Students have access to the university wet laboratory, boats, dock, labs, oceanographic instrumentation, and computing facilities. Several undergraduates present their research findings at regional and national professional society conferences each year.

Students and faculty carry out research and ecosystem monitoring in the Savannah River, Wilmington River, salt marsh and tidal creek environments, and on Tybee Beach with collaborators at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Students serve as the scientific party aboard the R/V Savannah bimonthly research cruises. These cruise opportunities are provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 and EDGE Programs and provide data and samples for student and faculty research.

Paid undergraduate research internship opportunities are available through the NSF EDGE, NSF REU, and ONR SENSR Programs. Internships are carried out at SSU, SkIO, and with local community partners. Paid graduate student research fellowships are available through the NSF GK-12 and EDGE Programs, Department of Education Title VII Program, and the NOAA LMRCSC. The graduate program in marine sciences is a thesis-based degree program with both full-time and part-time students.

To learn more about the various marine science funded programs or to apply for an internship/fellowship position follow one of the corresponding links below.

Undergraduate Research Internship/Graduate Fellowship Application form (Do not use this form for the Summer 2012 Bridge to Research Program. Use the online form on the web page above)

Other SSU Funded Programs that Support Science and
Engineering Students at SSU