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ASU introduces 4 new ocean-related degrees, including chance to study in Bermuda

Arizona State University is launching four new ocean-related degree programs within the College of Global Futures. As part of the university’s School of Ocean Futures, students in the desert will study topics including marine ecosystems.

The school’s programs include a Bachelor of Science in ocean futures and online Master of Science in coastal and marine science and management. Both graduate and undergraduate students can enroll in these programs for the fall.

Susanne Neuer is founding director of the school, which is dedicated to learning about the current and future states of the ocean with regard to addressing challenges caused by human activity.

“We need to teach our students about the importance of the oceans when we teach them about, you know, the global ecosystem, global economies. We cannot ignore the ocean, Neuer said.

She also says there is a mission associated with the programs.

“So our mission is to provide the knowledge to our students to be able to work towards a healthy ocean, thriving communities," she said.

Through the school, students also get a chance to study abroad, including in Bermuda.

Ignacio Ventura is a reporter for KJZZ. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in news media and society.