Geology - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Ocean Science and Technology
The program offers motivated and exceptional students the opportunity to achieve aspirations in an efficient 5-year combined program at Texas A&M, completing either the Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (in the Department of Geology and Geophysics) and the non-thesis Master of Ocean Science and Technology (in the Department of Oceanography). The concurrent degree program will enable these motivated students to coordinate the required BA/BS coursework and Master of Ocean Science and Technology coursework to complete the required credit hours for each degree without diminishing scope or quality of work and within 5 years.
Application and Eligibility:
- Applications to the combined program will be submitted by June 15 after the completion of the student’s junior year. Applications submitted after that time will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Once admitted to the program, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate coursework.
- Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25. Applicants should also earn a C or better in all Chemistry, Calculus and Physics courses. Once admitted to the program, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate coursework.
- A faculty advisor will be assigned to each student. Students may seek additional mentors, but a formal committee is not required.
- Students admitted into the combined program must finish the entire 150 credit hours to obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Students will graduate at the completion of the 5th year in the combined program coursework (150 credit hours) with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
- Students admitted to the program will change from U4 to G7 status when they are admitted having completed at least 90 hours (end of spring semester, year 3).
- Students not accepted or not allowed to continue with the combined program will complete the 120-hour Bachelor’s degree under the standard 4 year curriculum. These students may still apply to the traditional graduate program.