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  Mar 03, 2024
 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

School of the Environment


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Madilyn Fletcher, Ph.D., Director
Gwendelyn Geidel, Ph.D., Assistant Director and Undergraduate Director
Joseph M. Quattro, Ph.D, Graduate Director


Faculty Affiliated Faculty
Overview Programs and Courses
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Website
Minor in Environmental Studies  

Overview

The School of the Environment is an interdisciplinary program established in 1995 to focus on environmental issues fundamental to all humans. By following a track of courses in diverse colleges, the student has an opportunity to become knowledgeable in environmental issues at the social, economic, political, and scientific levels. The school consists of associated faculty in departments, centers, and institutes including business administration, engineering, public health, journalism and mass communications, liberal arts, and science and mathematics. 


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The new Environmental Science major is designed to give students a strong scientific background while allowing them the flexibility to choose courses that address their specific interests.

Admission, Progression and Transfer Standards

1. Students may apply for admission to the environmental sciences major upon completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours from the University or from an accredited college or university, and with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.

2. Environmental Science majors may enroll in an environmental science course a maximum of twice to earn the required grade of C or higher. For the purposes of this standard of progression, withdrawal with a W does not constitute enrollment.

3. Any student applying for transfer to the environmental sciences major from other programs within the University, or from accredited colleges and universities, is required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale and a minimum of 24 credit hours.

Special Opportunities

The major endorses the use of independent study courses to further students’ intellectual pursuits in alternative ways. Before students may register for an independent study course, they must submit a completed independent study contract which has been approved by the major advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. (No student may apply more than 6 hours of independent study credits toward the degree). A grade-point average of 2.75 or greater is required to enroll in independent study courses.


Minor in Environmental Studies

A student may pursue a minor in environmental studies with the academic advisor’s approval. The student must declare the selection of the minor in the office of the student’s major academic dean.


The following School of the Environment faculty have appointments in other departments and are listed below by these affiliations.

College of Arts and Sciences

 
Department of Anthropology
Laura Cahue, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001
Joanna L. Casey, Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1993
Kenneth G. Kelly, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
Thomas L. Leatherman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987
Gail E. Wagner, Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, 1987
 
Department of Art
David W. Voros, M.F.A., Indiana University, 1994
 
Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
Dennis M. Allen, Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1978
Wendy B. Allen, M.Ed., University of South Carolina, 1980
John Mark Dean, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1962
James T. Morris, Ph.D., Yale University, 1979
 
Department of Biological Sciences
Jeffry L. Dudycha, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1999
Berten E. Ely III, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1973
Madilyn Fletcher, Ph.D., University of North Wales, 1975
Brian S.T. Helmuth, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1997
Austin L. Hughes, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1984
David E. Lincoln, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1978
Lazlo Marton, Ph.D., Jozsef Attila University, 1976
James T. Morris, Ph.D., Yale University, 1979
Timothy A. Mousseau, Ph.D., McGill University, 1988
John B. Nelson, Ph.D., Florida State University
Joseph M. Quattro, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1991
Roger H. Sawyer, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1970
Stephen E. Stancyk, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1974
Sarah A. Woodin, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1972
 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
John Ferry, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996
Scott R. Goode, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1974
Timothy J. Shaw, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1988
 
Department of English
James Barilla, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Abner Keen Butterworth, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1970
Paula R. Feldman, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Christy Friend, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Laura Dassow Walls, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992
 
Department of Geography
Gregory J. Carbone, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1990
Edward R. Carr, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2002; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001
David J. Cowen, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1971
Susan L. Cutter, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976
Kirstin Dow, Ph.D., Clark University, 1996
William L. Graf, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1974
Michael E. Hodgson, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1987
L. Allan James, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1988
Robert L. Janiskee, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974
John R. Jensen, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
John Kupfer, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1995
Jerry T. Mitchell, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
Cary J. Mock, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1994
 
Department of Geological Sciences
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Subrahmanyam Bulusu, Ph.D., Satellite Oceanography, National Oceanography Center (formerly Southampton Oceanography Center), University of Southampton, England, 1998
Arthur D. Cohen, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1968
Gwendelyn Geidel, Ph.D., J.D., University of South Carolina, 1982, 1989
Christopher G. St. C. Kendall, Ph.D., Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK, 1966
Venkat Lakshmi, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995
Robert C. Thunell, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1978
Raymond Torres, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997
George Voulgaris, Ph.D., University of Southhampton, UK, 1992
Scott M. White, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001
Douglas F. Williams, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1976
Alicia Wilson, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
Alexander E. Yankovsky, Ph.D., Physical-Mathematical Sciences/Geophysics, Marine Hydrophysical Inst., Sevastopol, USSR (now Ukraine), 1991
 
Department of History
Kendrick A. Clements, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1970
Thomas M. Lekan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
Robert R. Weyeneth, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1984
 
Department of Mathematics
Douglas B. Meade, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1989
Robert C. Sharpley, Ph.D., University of Texas, 1972
Hong Wang, Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1992
 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Joseph E. Johnson III, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1968
 
Department of Political Science
Ann Bowman, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1979
Mark E. Tompkins, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981
David P. Whiteman, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1980
Laura Woliver, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1986
 
Department of Religious Studies
Kevin Lewis, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
Christopher O. Clement, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1995
 
Department of Statistics
Don Edwards, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1981
 

Moore School of Business

 
Jason Murray, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2007
Kathleen M. Whitcomb, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1989
Douglas F. Woodward, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1986
 

College of Education

 
Stephen Thompson, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2002
 

College of Engineering and Computing

 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Michael D. Amiridis, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1991
Thomas A. Davis, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1967
Francis A. Gadala-Maria, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1979
Michael A. Matthews, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1986
Branko N. Popov, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, 1972
James A. Ritter, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
John W. Weidner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1991
Ralph E. White, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
M. Hanif Chaudhry, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1970
Joseph Raymond V. Flora, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1993
Kenneth W. Harrison, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2002
Jasim Imran, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997
Anthony S. McAnally, Ph.D., Auburn University, 1989
Michael E. Meadows, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1976
Charles A. Pierce, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998
Richard P. Ray, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983
 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michael N. Huhns, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1975
 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Abdel E. Bayoumi, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1982
Jamil A. Khan, Ph.D., Clemson University, 1988
Jeffrey H. Morehouse, Ph.D., Auburn University, 1976
Walter H. Peters, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978
 

School of Law

 
Cinnamon Carlarne, J.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2001
Kim Diana Connolly, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993
Joshua Eagle, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
David Linnan, J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1979
 

College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

 

Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1993

 

School of Medicine

 
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Anatomy
Charles A. Blake, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1972
Clarke F. Millette, Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1975
 
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
Matthew B. Wolf, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1967
 
Arnold School of Public Health
 
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
G. Thomas Chandler, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1986
Alan W. Decho, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1987
Charles E. Feigley, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1978
Dwayne E. Porter, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1995
 
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
James R. Hebert, Sc.D., Harvard University, 1984
Andrew B. Lawson, Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, UK, 1991
John E. Vena, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980
 
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Elaine M. Frank, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1988
 

USC Aiken

 
Department of Biology and Geology
Andrew R. Dyer, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1996
Sarah Michele Harmon, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2003
William A. Pirkle, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1972
Harry E. Shealy Jr., Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1972
Garriet W. Smith, Ph.D., Clemson University, 1981
 

USC Beaufort

 
Department of Biology
Joseph L. Staton, Ph.D., University of Louisiana, 1992
 
Department of Business Administration
Davis Folsom, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1979
 

USC Sumter

 
Division of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
Pearl R. Fernandes, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1993
John F. Logue, M.S., University of South Carolina, 1966
 

USC Upstate

 
Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Julian W. Green, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1988

School of the Environment

 

Programs

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