Beautiful aerial image of large, green mountain next to the ocean. Text on image says, "Global Environmental Science"

Mai Uka Ā Ke Kai

… “from the mountain to the sea”

The Bachelor of Science in Global Environmental Science (GES) program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) Department of Oceanography in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) trains students to be knowledgeable in Earth-system science and think creatively about solving present and future challenges facing communities and natural resources. Each GES student performs faculty-mentored original research, writes a thesis, and presents their findings to the public. Faculty mentors include SOEST faculty—global leaders in the fields of ocean, earth, atmospheric, climate, and space sciences—along with other UHM faculty experts in natural resource management, coral reefs, water quality, marine biology, environmental planning, public health, environmental anthropology, and sustainability. Throughout the GES BS degree program, students are engaged in fieldwork, laboratory work and field trips, and have access to deep ocean and coastal research vessels, and SOEST’s world-class Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.


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