Located on the ocean in St. Petersburg, Florida, the College of Marine Science affords students the chance to study marine life up-close through two research vessels and dockside facilities. The school features 13 laboratories focused on various aspects of chemical oceanography, biological oceanography, geological oceanography, and physical oceanography. The college also provides a home to the Center of Ocean Technology, the Center for the Prediction of Red Tide, the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing, and the Global Change Research Center. All of this is funded by nearly $21 million a year for research.
Currently, the school has 111 graduate students who are pursuing advanced degrees in marine resource assessment or oceanography. Learn more about the school at http://www.marine.usf.edu.
About the author: Dr. Renate Bernstein achieved her Master of Science and her Doctorate in Marine Science from the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. She also possesses a B.A. in Mathematics and a nursing degree from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing.