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Because a college degree is required for beginning positions in
oceanography, you should take four years of college preparatory
courses while in high school. Science courses, including geology,
biology, and chemistry, and math classes, such as algebra,
trigonometry, and statistics, are especially important to take.
Because your work will involve a great deal of research and
documentation, take English classes to improve your research and
communication skills. In addition, take computer science classes
because you will be using computers throughout your professional
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