Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences
We offer both field and laboratory intensive courses, providing our students with outstanding hands-on experience that prepares them for graduate school and/or careers in environmental science. Faculty members and students are actively involved in research, with projects that take them all over the world.
We are a research-oriented department, offering undergraduate and graduate programs, with numerous opportunities in the field alongside passionate and engaged faculty in San Diego - and across the globe. Our goal is to bridge concepts between disciplines, so our students can address multifaceted challenges. Rooted in the liberal arts and committed to advanced research, our undergraduate and graduate students gain the benefit of a well-rounded, comprehensive education that is bolstered by applicable field work and lab experience
Why Choose Marine Science or Environmental Studies at USD:
Students have the ability to work alongside their faculty mentors and apply their coursework in the field - regionally and across the globe.
Students are advised by faculty who are committed to their success, so students make the most of their time at USD from a research, coursework and experiential learning perspective.
Students graduate with a complete view of how marine and ocean sciences affect society, so they are perfectly positioned for multidimensional positions such as environmental/public policy, economics, oceanography, etc.