Not widely known in the United States, but there is an accredited University located in one of it’s territories in the Western Pacific. The University of Guam (UOG) started out in 1952 as a two territorial educational college and over the years grew into the educational institution that exists today with over 3,000 students from all over Guam, Micronesia, Asia and other international locales.
The Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) at UOG, one of 55 such institutes in the nation created by the Land Grant legislation established by Congress is ranked 6th in the nation. The institute helps to train and educate students to conduct high quality research on water related issues and resources.
According to the University Website the following degree programs are offered:
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees in the following programs: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Consumer and Family Sciences, and Mathematics.
In addition to the majors, the college offers minors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Consumer and Family Sciences, Mathematics, and Military Science. Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) is administered through the College’s Military Science Program.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences also offers Secondary Education Option specializations in Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, and General Science. The College offers the following preprofessional programs: Preengineering, Premedical, Preoptometry, Predental, and Preveterinary.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences awards Master of Science Degrees in Biology and Environmental Science.
Other interesting research is being conducted by such centers as the Micronesian Research Center (MARC) which focuses on cultural and historical preservation of Micronesian cultures as well as archaeological research.
The Marine Laboratory is world renown in marine biology scientific circles especially with Guam’s proximity to the Marianas Trench and the research results that have come out of that land.
The small class size, the tropical setting and the unique cultural experience make UOG a very enticing choice to pursue one’s higher education in a very special part of America.
The official University website: http://www.uog.edu/