School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Alicia Wilson, Director
Gwendelyn Geidel, Undergraduate Director
Joseph Quattro, Graduate Director
The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) encompasses research and education in geoscience, marine science, and environment and sustainability. Degree programs in the SEOE appeal to students interested in topics ranging from natural and social sciences to the environment and humanities. Many SEOE students find opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors on field and laboratory-based research projects. The Belle Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences provides a unique educational and research resource that is available to all SEOE students.
The SEOE bachelor’s degrees in geological and marine science provide students with broad backgrounds that encompass the physical, chemical and biological processes that control solid-earth, atmospheric and ocean systems. We also offer two degree programs focused in the area of environment and sustainability: a Bachelor of Arts degree, which emphasizes social and behavioral sciences, and a Bachelor of Science degree, with a broad-based natural science curriculum. In addition, we offer minors in environmental studies, geological sciences, geophysics, and marine science, which complement many primary areas of study. All of the SEOE degree areas prepare students for professional or graduate school and open a wide array of environmental career options that encompass conservation, sustainability and the development and management of natural resources.