Environmental Geosciences - Minor

The purpose of the Environmental Geosciences minor is to study the environmental impacts on the different earth systems.

Students in the Environmental Programs are not allowed to declare Environmental Geosciences as a minor.

Students of other disciplines choosing to complete a minor in Environmental Geosciences must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 hours must be taken in residence at either Texas A&M University/College Station or Galveston.
  • A minimum cumulative GPR of 2.0 must be achieved for all courses in the minor.
  • Take a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in the College of Geosciences, of which 3 hours of GEOS 105 is required.
  • The remaining 12 hours must include at least 3 hours of 400-level coursework and another 3 hours of upper-level (300- or 400-level) coursework from the list.
  • Students with majors in the College of Geosciences must select only courses outside of their home department.

Some of the courses have prerequisites so make sure to check the catalog before enrolling in the course.

GEOS 105Introduction to Environmental Geoscience3
Select remaining courses from at least three of the following five groups. 112
Group 1
Environmental Atmospheric Science
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
Air Quality
Laboratory Methods in Atmospheric Sciences
Group 2
Environmental Change
Geography of Energy
Resources and the Environment
Workshop in Environmental Studies
Environmental Justice
Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems
Group 3
Environmental Geology
Introduction to Geochemistry
Group 4
Climate Change
Global Change
Global Science and Policy Making
The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
Group 5
Marine Pollution
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Total Semester Credit Hours15

ENGS and ENST majors may not select this minor.