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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

Todd Scarlett, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Biology
Department: Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7031
Office: Founders 113
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:45 am - 11:45 am or by appointment


Dr. Scarlett has been at USC Lancaster since 1998. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Zoology with a specialty in ecology and animal behavior. Research interests generally center around resource use and foraging behavior in birds and mammals. Currently he is studying the effects of hydroelectric generation on foraging and movements in fish-eating birds. His hobbies include kayaking, fishing and hiking with his dogs.


BIOL 102 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 120 Human Biology
BIOL 208 Our Hungry World: Malthus to McDonalds
BIOL 270 Intro to Environmental Biology
BIOL 301 Ecology and Evolution
ENVR 101 Intro to the Environment