High-Impact Learning Experiences

students at academic poster session

Education Abroad

The Environmental Programs faculty and staff are extremely supportive of students who wish to enhance their undergraduate experience by studying abroad. Our students have studied abroad in Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, China, Barbados, and many other locations. If you are a current or prospective Environmental Programs student interested in adding a Study Abroad program to your degree plan, schedule an appointment with the ENVP Academic Advisor. You can also explore different options for learning experiences abroad through the TAMU Study Abroad Office.

Field Trips

Students in the Environmental Programs will have opportunities to take courses that include field components that enhance the classroom experience.


Environmental Programs students take the Cornerstone course early in their academic careers. This course is designed to teach students scientific communication, but also career development and planning.


Senior level Environmental Programs students take a Capstone course, GEOS 405, which is designed to bring previous coursework together into a final research project. Students present their research projects at a poster session that is judged by faculty and former students in the environmental industry.


Internships are an excellent way to gain work experience in your desired career field and earn academic credit at the same time. The Environmental Programs offer up to 6 hours of internship academic credit (GEOS 484) for approved internships. If you are interested in interning in the environmental field, schedule an appointment with the ENVP advisor to discuss the process for obtaining an internship and credit.

Undergraduate Research

The Environmental Programs encourage students to participate in undergraduate research across a variety of geoscience disciplines. Some students choose to earn academic credit (GEOS 491) for their research experiences. If you are interested in undergraduate research, schedule an appointment with the ENVP advisor to discuss the process finding research opportunities and obtaining credit.

High Impact Learning Support

The Environmental Programs are pleased to offer financial support to help selected students offset the costs of participating in High Impact Experiences internship, study abroad, research, etc. If you are participating in a High Impact Program and need financial assistance, complete the High Impact Support Application (link to application) and return it to the ENVP Program Coordinator in O&M 105. Applications will be reviewed by the Program Director, and awardees will be notified via email.

If you receive an award, it will be paid as a scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be registered as a major in BS ENST or BS ENGS with a GPA of at least 2.5.