Oceanography is the scientific study of the ocean and its phenomena. Students may take courses to prepare for a major in oceanography and to fulfill general education requirements.

Career options include teaching, research, marine products sales, and a variety of positions in private and public environmental agencies.

Contact Information

Department Chair: John Turbeville
Office: Oceanside, Room 4609
P 760.757.2121 x6413

Dean: Mike Fino
Office: Oceanside, Room 3610
P 760.795.6809

Department: Physical Science

Academic Division Administrative Assistant:
Molly Kendall
Office: Building 3600
P 760.795.6874

Full-Time Faculty

Keith Meldahl
Office: Oceanside, Room T-142
P 760.757.2121 x6412
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Roberto Falero
Office: Oceanside, Room T115
P 760.757.2121 x2373

Instructional Associate

Larry Hernandez
Office: Oceanside, Building 4500
P 760.757.2121 x6329

Collin Harrison
Office: San Elijo, Room T-132
P 760.944.4449 x7707