Oceanography Preregistration

Last updated: 18 Sept 2020 (bsb)

Preregistration worksheets for SOC and SOCH majors. Find your semester (column) then your class year (row). Download the appropriate preregistration worksheet.

Fall Regular Matrix Fall Honors Matrix Spring Regular Matrix Spring Honors Matrix
First Class First Class First Class First Class
Second Class Second Class Second Class Second Class

 Third Class

Third Class

Planned Oceanography Department major electives, Capstone, and free electives for upcoming semesters.
*Note: this plan is tentative and subject to change. However, it is provided for your planning purposes, to see when certain electives are typically offered, at what frequency and in which semester.

Major Electives Course Name Fall 2020 (AY21) Spring 2021 (AY21) Fall 2021 (AY22) Spring 2022 (AY22)
SO422 Nearshore Oceanography      
SO426 Polar Oceanography   (offered in summer)   1 section
SO427 Estuarine Oceanography     1 section
SO431 Remote sensing (offered in summer)   1 section  
SO432 GIS      
SO441 Synoptic Meteorology     1 section
SO442 Tropical Meteorology 1 section   1 section 
SO445 Global Climate Change   (offered in summer)   1 section
SO451 Biological Oceanography 1 section   
SO461 Geological Oceanography 1 section    
SO485 Energy, Policy, & Security(not offered)   
SO486PPhysical Meteorology 1 section  
Capstone options
In general, ~two capstone sections will be offered each spring, one in meteorology/climate and one in oceanography.
SO470CMeteorology Capstone   1 section 1 section
SO470xOcean/Bio Capstone   1 section 1 section
Free Electives
allowed for SOC/SOCH majors, but will not count as Major Elective in matrix
(can only be taken as Free
Physical Geography1-2 sections1-2 sections1-2 sections1-2 sections
(can only be taken as Free
Tornadoes & severe storms 1-2 sections 1-2 sections
(can only be taken as Free
Intro to Meteo
with Fleet Applications
(Can only be taken as free elective)
Arctic Security

Resolve Hard Conflicts come registrationIf the hard conflict involves a sports blocker, the mid should be referred to the Senior Academic Advisor (SAA; Barrett).  The SAA will check if the problem can be resolved solely by adjusting the blocker, or requires other changes, and will have NAAA adjust the blocker.

AcDean Notice regarding final examinations and exceptions 

Summer school


Langugage Minors

1/C   SOC Fall | Spring     SOCH Fall | Spring

2/C   SOC Fall | Spring     SOCH Fall | Spring

3/C   Fall | Spring

Change of major

Section Changes are restricted and require approval of the Chair of the department offering the course and the Academic Scheduler. Changes of section for convenience or to select, or avoid, a particular instructor are not allowed. Requests will be considered, but not guaranteed, if you are scheduled in a section with an instructor you had previously.


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