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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Corpus Christi, TX, United States
The Environmental Science program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is designed to serve environmental science majors, science majors from other fields interested in adding to their knowledge of the environment, and interested non-science majors. 

Overview

The Environmental Science program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will help you to enjoy small specialty classes and diverse laboratory and field experiences. Environmental science facilities include biological, geological and map collections as well as a wide array of field and laboratory equipment. 

A satellite ground station and image processing lab permit remote-sensing studies. Four-wheel drive vehicles, boats, and camping equipment support field operations. The Natural Resource Center is home to several A&M-Corpus Christi research centers which afford students access to modern laboratories where they may participate in environmental research.

Unique Learning Opportunities

In addition to traditional coursework and lab exercises, A&M-Corpus Christi students experience hands-on learning in nontraditional settings. Students gain valuable work experience as research assistants at A&M-Corpus Christi research institutes and centers. Some students earn college credit through volunteer internships with local state or federal agencies, or private industry. 

Agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas General Land Office, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have offices on the A&M-Corpus Christi campus. Students may also conduct directed independent study on a research project of their own design. Finally, unique opportunities exist for careers in environmental education. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure:

  • The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Science is to educate students to succeed in their chosen careers, to transfer environmental knowledge to the community and to peers, and to provide an environmentally literate workforce and citizenry. 
  • The program is intended to provide the environmental science major with a broad foundation in the sciences and mathematics, as well as specialized knowledge in marine and coastal resources, Earth system science, environmental health and monitoring, policy and regulations, and science education concentration areas. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
Earn at least:
  • 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing)(Exam dates prior to March 5,2016) or
  • minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based reading and Writing (EBRW) test and minimum score of 530 on the 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1080 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1080 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Corpus Christi

  • 894 - 1660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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