School of Marine & Environmental Sciences

The University of South Alabama Gulf Scholars Program provides a unique experience, designed to create an inclusive community of diverse students to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for transdisciplinary careers of resilience within the Gulf of Mexico.

The University of South Alabama School of Marine and Environmental Sciences is recruiting ten students to form an inaugural group of Gulf Scholars, a new program supported by the National Academies Gulf Research Program. This program is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills to become future leaders and change agents for a more sustainable and resilient Gulf of Mexico. The program is open to current and transfer students within their first or second undergraduate year across all majors and requires a two-year long commitment. 

The program includes field trips, community engagement, formal mentorship opportunities, a funded research experience, and skills development in leadership, innovation, communication and teamwork.



▼   Upcoming Events

Chris Fischer: Great Whites for a Great Future

In-person: MacQueen Alumni Center
Via Zoom: Click here

Please join the University of South Alabama School of Marine and Environmental Sciences and the USA Foundation for the Wiese Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Chris Fischer, an expedition leader and founding chairman of OCEARCH. 

Fischer's expeditions have advanced science surrounding the life history of white sharks and other giants of the ocean. He has facilitated millions of dollars in global ocean research, supporting the work of nearly 200 scientists from 87 international and regional institutions. His OCEARCH team is able to uncover breeding areas, feeding areas, migratory corridors and birthing sites of the vulnerable apex species. This groundbreaking research has been televised and reported in more than 178 countries and 29 languages. Through OCEARCH, Fischer and his team work with Heads of State, lawmakers, policymakers and conservation organizations to ensure a robust future for sharks based on the data collected. 

The Wiese Lecture will be held Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM (CT) in person at the University of South Alabama MacQueen Alumni Center, 100 Alumni Drive, Mobile, AL 36608. Individuals also have the option to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking here.

▼    Job Openings

The School of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences (Teaching) position, starting August 15, 2022. Learn more about the Assistant Professor position. (PDF)

▼   Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Ph.D. and M.S. in Marine Sciences Opportunities at South and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The University of South Alabama offers a limited number of graduate fellowships for highly competitive students seeking Ph.D.s as well as extramurally supported graduate assistantship and university-based teaching assistantships for M.S. and Ph.D. students. All fellowships and assistantships offer competitive pay ($19,000 – $24,000), student health insurance and tuition remission. 

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