Majors That Matter

Growing populations and expanded economic production have placed increased demands on the Earth's natural resources and environment. The world requires trained environmental professionals and informed citizens to mitigate the issues created by these amplified burdens. Our interdisciplinary majors, Environmental Geosciences and Environmental Studies, provide the necessary preparation for future professionals in the environmental field and cultivate an entrepreneurial, problem solving mindset that seeks solutions for the sustainable future of the Earth.

Majors & Minors Explore Environmental Programs

Victoria Scriven

“Being able to know my professors by their first name, being able to sit on a boat with them and talk to them about my future, and where they think I should go has been very beneficial to me.”

Victoria Scriven, Oceanography

Environmental Careers

The Environmental Programs in Geosciences (ENVP) represent the College of Geosciences’ commitment to interdisciplinary earth science and environmental solutions. The Environmental Programs include two majors and three minors representing a wide breadth of environmental and earth science. With majors in Environmental Geosciences and Environmental Studies and minors in Climate Change, Earth Science, and Environmental Geosciences, the Environmental Programs curriculum represents a wide range of environmental issues and interests. Environmental Programs draws from Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography to create an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Earth and its challenges.

Paul Barth

“All of the high impact learning experiences at Texas A&M helped me get my dream job.”

Paul Barth, Geography

News

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Louisiana, Texas Sea Grants Helping Develop Better BRDs

This three-year, $2.48 million project will develop better bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) for the commercial shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Career Panel Recap: Renowned Geoscientists Coach Aggies On Career Success

The Feb. 3 event covered experts' advice on internships, skill sets, industry opportunities and more.

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Remembering Curtis Samford ’83

“My heart is with the Samford family,” said Geosciences Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas.

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How Can Declining Sea Ice Thickness Affect Our World?

Texas A&M Geography doctoral student Victoria Ford recently published new findings in Climate Dynamics.

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Perseverance Rover Looks For Ancient Life On Mars With Help From Aggies

Two scientists in Texas A&M’s Department of Geology and Geophysics are part of the Perseverance team.

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Gulf of Mexico Experiencing Record Low Water Temperatures

After days of freezing weather, Texas A&M-operated buoys near Galveston and Corpus Christi are reporting the lowest temperatures recorded since their installation.

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