American Univesity of Beirut

Minor in Marine Sciences and Culture

​The minor in Marine Sciences and Culture is a multi-disciplinary program of study that applies the principles of archaeology, oceanography, geology, and biology to shed light on human interaction with the sea. Whether students intend to pursue a career in maritime archaeology or oceanography, or simply wish to learn more about maritime history and science through a practical, hands-on experience, this exciting program can complement a wide variety of academic fields. This program is sponsored by the Honor Frost Foundation and scholarships are available to qualified candidates. For more information, see the HFF’s official website:

Students choosing to minor in Marine Sciences and Culture must complete MSCU 201, MSCU 202, and MSCU 203, along with two electives chosen from any of the following departments: History and Archaeology (which may include MSCU 204, Coastal and Marine Environments: Maritime Cultural Heritage), Geology, and/or Biology.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator, Dr. Naseem Raad, for more information at or

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