Practice Geoscience in Field and Laboratory
This Environmental Geosciences degree program provides a solid foundation in the study of Earth and the natural sciences while incorporating background in public policy issues and the social sciences. You will learn how Planet Earth works by studying the interactions between the solid Earth, surface sediments, the world’s Oceans and Atmosphere, and the contemporary dynamic processes at the Earth’s surface. The curriculum also focuses on the study of contemporary environmental issues.
The B.S. Environmental Geosciences degree program includes courses from all four of the College's departments – Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography. It allows you to follow an interdisciplinary theme in your junior and senior years focusing on one of the following:
- Climate Change
- Coastal and Marine Environments
- Human Impact on the Environment
The program is administered by a committee drawn from the four departments, and classes are taught primarily by world-class College faculty who are renowned educators and researchers.
- Builds on the commonalities between the various disciplines in the College;
- Offers an in-depth interdisciplinary education in the sciences;
- Provides training relevant to the needs of employers creating a highly skilled labor force able to work on environmental concerns at local, regional, state and national levels, and
- Gives you training in modern techniques used by environmental professionals including geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, environmental sampling and surveying.
To earn a B.S. in Environmental Geosciences, you should fulfill the 120-hour degree plan.
Depending on when you entered Texas A&M University, your curriculum will relate to a particular catalog. Requirements, degree plans and course descriptions for the current and previous catalogs can be found at the link below.