Earth and Ocean Sciences

Earth and Ocean Sciences
Geography and Geology
Geography and Geology
Geography and Geology
Geography and Geology
Geography and Geology
Geography and Geology

Statement from the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning, working, and social environment. We believe that all members of the campus community should interact in a mutually respectful, professional, and fair manner. We oppose and will not tolerate hostile environment harassment nor the rhetoric of intolerance and bigotry of any kind, including but not limited to racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance. We repudiate verbal and emotional harassment and bullying which undermine, patronize, humiliate, intimidate, or demean others, as these may be as painful and damaging as direct physical threats.

Welcome & Greetings from the Chair

Students in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences are involved in research projects across the globe. Whether field mapping Masonboro Island’s shoreline, interpreting the geologic record of New Mexico or investigating submarine volcanoes in the Pacific, students gain hands-on experience in their field. Home to UNCW’s geography, geology and oceanography programs, the department offers a student-centric education that emphasizes applied learning and technology and strives to provide all students with opportunities to participate in research through internships, independent study, honors theses and experiential learning courses. We prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation or advanced studies for teaching, research and technical careers. 

If you are interested in our Department or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me

Doug Gamble
Professor and Chair

We offer the following degrees:

In addition, many faculty participate in either the Master of Arts (M.A.) in liberal studies or the Master of Science (M.S.) in marine science

Contact Us 

DeLoach HallDepartment of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
DeLoach Hall
Department Office - DL 102 
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-3490
Fax: 910 962-7077

The Department is located in DeLoach Hall -- find us on this interactive campus map.