University Studies - BS, Oceans and One Health Concentration

Oceans and One Health is an interdisciplinary concentration that allows the student to explore human, animal or environmental health issues associated with the marine and coastal communities. Students may pursue this degree program as a pathway to Medical, Dental or Veterinary School or as a stand-alone degree to address any of a number of health-related issues that result from urbanization of coastal areas or increased development of marine environments. The curriculum is designed to be flexible so that students can choose their focus from the diverse list of concentration electives. It also is rigorous enough to provide students headed for professional or graduate school with a solid background in health-related disciplines and environmental sciences. As a part of the University Studies major the Oceans and One Health concentration can be a starting point for several health related graduate programs.

Through a partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston our Oceans and One Health students who apply and are admitted to UTMB during their junior year at TAMUG have the option to obtain a minor in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, which includes the first semester of coursework for a masters of Clinical Laboratory Sciences from UTMB.

This concentration is housed in the Marine Sciences Department.

Core Courses
OCNG 251
OCNG 252
Oceanography
and Oceanography Laboratory
4
MARS 360Biochemistry4
MARS 428Coastal Development and Human Health3
Select statistics from:3
Biostatistics
Statistical Methods
Elementary Statistical Inference
Statistical Methods
Directed electives, select 10 credit hours from:10
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Chemistry of Environmental Pollution
Genetics
Toxicology
Coastal Plant Ecology
Introduction to GIS for Marine Sciences
Biological Oceanography
University and College Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
Communication3
Mathematics6
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
Language, philosophy and culture3
Creative arts3
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology3
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General electives15-21
Total Semester Credit Hours120

All University Studies degree plans require at least 120 hours for completion. A University Studies Degree consists of a concentration of 21-24 hours and two minors of 15-18 hours each. Specific courses may be required for the completion of the hours in the concentrations and minors. Some concentrations and minors contain required courses that have additional prerequisites. One of the two minors must be completed in a college outside of the college that provides the concentration for the student’s degree.