For campuses where MOP is staffed, see the Coordinator (Manoa, Hilo. Maui, Windward. Leeward, Honolulu, Kapiolani and West O'ahu). Other unclassified graduate students may enroll through the UH Manoa Outreach College. Classified graduate and professional degree students also enroll through Manoa.
- IS/BIOL 100 (MOP Seminar)
- 9-12 hours of approved marine-related courses
- A MOP Skill Project (IS/BIOL 400 at UHM)
UH Manoa students are required 12 classroom course credits and 3 project course credits, while Community College students are required 9 classroom course credits and a minimum 2 project course credits.
Due to the flexibility of the Marine Option Program, students may choose from a wide variety of ocean-related courses to fulfill their certificate requirements. These courses include topics such as Oceanography, Art, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Natural and Social Sciences, and more.
A complete list of courses that will satisfy certificate requirements is avaialable on this website, in our Course Listing section.
MOP Skill ProjectStudents most complete a MOP Skill Project of their choice and design. Student internships and research projects have encompassed a wide variety of topics including:
- Marine Mammal Communication
- Summer Research Cruises
- Artificial Reef Construction
- Marine Photography and Videography
- Underwater Surveys of Marine Habitats
- Marine Paintings and Sculptures
- And more...
For more information on the MOP Skill Project, or for project guidelines, please visit our MOP Skill Project section.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Increased understanding and appreciation of marine and freshwater systems by undergraduates in any major at all UH campuses.
- Enhanced employability and opportunities for advanced study as a result of knowledge, skills, and contacts acquired through experiential education and networking.