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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Questions & Contact Information

For more information regarding the GeoScholar Scholarship Program, please contact:

Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Professor

Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences and Marine Science Program

University of South Carolina at Columbia

701 Sumter Street, EWS 617


Phone: 803-777-0018

Fax: 803-777-6610


For more information regarding undergraduate degree programs (Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, & Marine Science) within the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, please contact:

Dr.  Gwen Geidel, Undergraduate Director

School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Jones Physical Science Building (PSC) 108

712 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208


Phone: 803-777-7171


For more information regarding TRIO Programs, please contact

Dr. Paul L. Beasley, TRIO Director

USC TRIO Programs

1400 Wheat Street

Columbia, SC 29208


Phone: 803-777-5125