The Marine Science Program (MSCI), a division within the School of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, is an interdisciplinary academic program offering curricula that lead to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Marine Science. With 14 internationally recognized Jointly Appointed Faculty, and more than 350 undergraduate and graduate students, the Marine Science Program is a highly regarded center of research and teaching excellence at the University of South Carolina. While the North Inlet estuary and salt marshes along the South Carolina coast continue to be important study sites for many of our Faculty, research programs funded via numerous private, federal and state agencies literally stretch from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Our diverse and collaborative program provides students with award winning instruction and hands-on technical and field experiences that allow them to successfully pursue careers in industry, government, and academic settings. View a message from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences regarding the programs offered at Carolina.