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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


Marine Science

The ocean is one of the most productive and complex environments on Earth. Covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, it plays a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate and supports a diversity of life that impacts industry, tourism, and human health. Understanding the natural oceanic ecosystem, as well as human impacts on the marine realm, represents a major challenge to marine scientists worldwide. Marine Science oriented Faculty within the SEOE are leaders both within South Carolina and internationally in examining a variety of research questions that are vital to increasing our current understanding of the marine environment.

The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the focus area of Marine Science.  Information on Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees can be accessed through the links below.
B.S. in Marine Science
M.S. in Marine Science
Ph.D. in Marine Science