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

Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Marine Science Marine Science

Opportunity: Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications due February 9th.

The University of San Diego seeks a recent Ph.D. (< 3 years) who has a proven record and commitment to empowering students from communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, creative activity, teaching, service and/or mentoring.  Click here for more information on this Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity. 

Why Choose Marine Science or Environmental Studies at USD:

Research-Based Curriculum

Students have the ability to work alongside their faculty mentors and apply their coursework in the field - regionally and across the globe.

Faculty Engagement

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.

Interdisciplinary Focus

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.

What can I do with this major? EOSC: Environmental Studies/Science Pathway

What can I do with this major? EOSC: Marine Ecology Pathway

Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

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Phone: (619) 260-4795
Fax: (619) 260-6874

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Science & Technology 275
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110