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 our commitment to interdisciplinary earth science and environmental solutions. Our 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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Knauss Marine Policy Finalists Receive Official Host Office Placements

Executive and Legislative Host Office placements mark the beginning of the Knauss fellowship for Lauren Howe-Kerr and Ed Higgins

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Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program Competition is Now Open

Texas Sea Grant is seeking applications, due April 1

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Texas A&M Scientist Witnessed Record-Setting Megaflash Lightning Strike

Dr. Timothy Logan was part of a team of scientists who observed an April 2020 lightning strike that is now a WMO-certified record-holder.

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Sediment Cores From Ocean Floor Could Contain 23-Million-Year-Old Climate Change Clues

Texas A&M oceanographers are examining ancient methane gas ocean cores that reveal clues about global and environmental changes.

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Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.8 Million In Research Funding

These grants support research that can positively impact Texas and its citizens.

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From First-Generation Student To Texas A&M Donor

Joanne and Lee Billingsley reflect on their fond Texas A&M memories and their inspiration for giving to the Department of Geology and Geophysics.

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