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Primary Office

DeLoach Hall

Department Office – DL 102

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 2803-5944


  • B.A. Geography

  • B.S. Geology

  • B.A. Geosciences

  • B.S. Oceanography

  • M.S. Geoscience

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in GIS

  • USGIF GEOINT Certification 



UNC Wilmington

Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences

UNCW EOS offers rigorous and comprehensive degree programs covering fundamental knowledge and latest innovations within its disciplines. These programs emphasize experiential learning through field studies, laboratory analyses, geospatial and quantitative methods, student research, internships, and international studies. Faculty research and service efforts are dedicated to scholarly achievement, civic engagement, and applied problem solving at local, regional, national, and international levels. 

Contact Information

Dr. Joanne Halls

Internship Program Coordinator


UNCW EOS has educational and research facilities on main campus and the Center for Marine Science. These spaces contain smart classrooms, research laboratories, and state-of-the-art spatial analysis and remote sensing laboratories. The department is well equipped with modern geologic, geographic, and oceanographic instruments including RTK GPS and a suite of drones with a variety of sensors. Our expertise focuses on advanced field work and computational sciences such as climate change, sea-level rise, urbanization, wetlands and other natural resources habitats, and coastal hazards and resilience. Our mission is to advance the science while providing our students with ample opportunities to get involved in research and community engagement.

We are conducting research in North Carolina and run a thriving Internship Program. Please contact us if you have an interest in learning more about our programs and activities.

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