The law does not list a specific punishment for the crime, but only states "as the Court-Martial may direct." This probably means for consensual sex that any punishment short of death can be imposed, including dishonorable discharge and prison time.
Unlike many state laws, the UCMJ does not have any provision making exceptions for parties who are close to the same age.
It is important to keep in mind that because customs vary between branches of the armed forces, the Marine Corps' view of fraternization can be different (stricter) than that of the Air Force or the Army.
Fraternization is a social or business relationship between Marines of different grades in violation of a custom of the naval service which, in the eyes of one experienced in military leadership, impacts adversely on good order and discipline, or degrades or at least threatens to degrade the character or status of the position that a Marine holds.
The student can either complete the requirements for the minor at University Park (UP) or participate in an intensive semester-long oceanography experience at the Southampton, UK, Oceanography Centre (SOC) through education abroad: The latter option may be of particular interest to students from non-UP locations.