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Applied Geoscience Undergraduate Program

The major in applied geoscience is administered by the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment (SGEE) and is available as a BS degree. The degree combines geology, environmental science and geospatial technology; students completing it will analyze, manage and map earth resources, water and groundwater resources, soils and sediment, pollution/contaminants and conservation efforts with an understanding of today’s environmental regulations. Students completing this degree will have the potential to pursue their Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) license for the state of Texas and select from four different geoscience certificate options.

Applied Geoscience Major Requirements

The BS with a major in applied geoscience requires 36 hours in geology and environmental sciences; 18 hours of science, engineering, math or computer science electives; and 17 hours of associated requirements.

Required Geology/Environmental Science courses: 36 hours

Click to view a Pdf with the Required Courses.

Details of the program are listed here.

As part of your undergraduate career, you may also choose to complete an internship (ENSC 40013) as a part of your curriculum. Please note that you are required to obtain permission from the undergraduate internship advisor prior to completing an internship, and you may be required to submit a proposal to the program outlining the goals and objectives of the proposed internship. SGEE has provided an example syllabus for this course for your convenience.