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.

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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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Sustaining The Blue Economy: NSF Funds Texas A&M Research On West Coast Fisheries Management

Led by a Texas A&M oceanographer and funded by NSF’s Convergence Accelerator, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists will develop an intelligent spatial decision support system for U.S. West Coast fisheries communities threatened by climate change.

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Dr. Yina Liu Awarded Early Career Research Fellowship By NASEM

Texas A&M Oceanography’s Dr. Yina Liu recently received a 2021 Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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Texas Sea Grant Launches Oyster Mariculture Website

Texans interested in oyster farming can learn about techniques, regulations, permitting, and more at oyster.texasseagrant.org.

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State Climatologist: Texas’ Future Depends On Extreme Weather Preparedness

New research from Texas A&M shows that Texas will experience more urban flooding, higher temperatures, and more intense droughts over the next 15 years.

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La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect Texas

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says the weather event usually means warmer and drier conditions but might only last a few months.

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The Next Generation Of Geoscientists: GeoX Camp Completes 11th Summer

The 2021 virtual GeoX camp invited more than 100 high school students to step into every field of study within the College of Geosciences.

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