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College launches new Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences Department

Graduate students perform research on local living shorelines through the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.
Graduate students perform research on local living shorelines through the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. (photo by Mary Lide Parker)

“Merger of three units will strengthen interdisciplinary research, expand curricular offerings, and promote experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students.”

The departments of geological sciences and marine sciences, together with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, will merge into a single academic unit within the College of Arts & Sciences on July 1, becoming the new department of earth, marine and environmental sciences.

Read the full article at the College of Arts and Sciences’ website!