Marine Option Program: Academic Subject Certificate

The Marine Option Program is a University of Hawai‘i systemwide program with participation by students at all universities and community colleges in the UH System, except Kapi‘olani CC. This is an experiential program offering students opportunities to learn about the marine and freshwater environments. Students work with marine scientists in many different areas of interest applying their academic knowledge to the real world while learning practical marine and laboratory skills. The MOP Academic Subject Certificate can then be used when applying for marine-related jobs or for further study at a four-year institution.

Program Admission Requirements:

The student must be enrolled at Kaua‘i Community College in the Liberal Arts program.

Graduation Requirements:

The student must complete at least twelve total credits including six credits consisting of three required courses (OCN 101, OCN 201, and OCN 199V) and six credits of electives including one of the listed laboratory courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 02/06/2013:

  1. Increased understanding and appreciation of marine and freshwater systems by undergraduates in any major at all UH campuses.
  2. Enhanced employability and opportunities for advanced study as a result of knowledge, skills, and contacts acquired through experiential education and networking.
Course Title/Category
Sub-Total Credits
  1. OCN 199V: Although this course ranges from 1-4 credits, completion of this certificate requires only 2 credits.
Total credits: