Understanding and caring for our planet requires an appreciation of the sweeping arc
from the solid earth, to freshwater and marine systems, to the relationship of humans
to those environments. Our mission at the School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
is to achieve an understanding of Earth’s diverse environments and human relationships
through research, and to convey that understanding through education, and outreach
to the broader community.
Our Degrees and Programs
Depending on your field of interest, as an
undergraduate, you can earn a bachelor's degree in the following curriculum:
Earn a graduate degree from the SEOE in one of these areas:
The SEOE does not require GRE scores for all graduate degree programs. Note that
IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent) are still required for international students.
Our students have access to an unusually broad and diverse
group of faculty, with more than 40 scholars from a range of synergistic disciplines. This diverse
platform for creative, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues will help
equip you with the skills you need to address today's pressing environmental challenges.
Our Role on Campus and Beyond
The SEOE plays a primary role in promoting awareness of environmental issues on campus.
Sustainability matters to us and we take an active role in promoting it.
We reach beyond the campus in a multitude of activities. Students and faculty regularly
participate in outreach to schools and other public venues. We collaborate with federal
and state agencies and the private sector in research and education.
We must learn to use the wealth of our earth, oceans, and the environment wisely in
order to ensure a sustainable future for our children and generations beyond. Our
goal is to give our students the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and confidence
to take on leadership roles in this field.
Meet Our Students
Meredith is working on her Master's degree in Dr. David Barbeau’s Tectonics and Sedimentation
Lab. Her research utilizes zircon geochronology and Uranium–Lead age dating to better
understand the amalgamation of the southern Appalachians.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organic Geochemistry / Biogeochemistry
Position to begin August 16, 2024.
Director of the School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
Start Date: July 1, 2024
Instructor and MEERM Director. The SEOE at The USC invites applications for a Professional Track Faculty Member and
Director of the Masters of Earth and Environmental Resources Management (MEERM) professional
master’s degree program. Position to begin August 16, 2024
Director of Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. Position to begin
August 16th, 2024