University Studies - BS, Oceans and One Health Concentration
Oceans and One Health is an interdisciplinary concentration that allows the student to explore the intersection between human, animal, and environmental health specific to the coastal environment. This degree program is intended for students who wish to pursue medical, dental, veterinary, or health-professional degrees or those interested in health issues in urbanized coastal communities. It is a flexible but robust program that provides opportunities for students to have a solid background in the physical and biological sciences, environmental science, and/or health-related disciplines. Students can choose their focus from a diverse list of concentration electives and minors to tailor their degree to their professional goals.
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 after completing 95 hours at TAMUG have the option to obtain a minor in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, which includes the first semester coursework for the MS degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences at UTMB.
This concentration is housed in the Foundational Sciences Department.
Students in this program may choose to pursue secondary (grades 8 thru 12) science teaching certification. Please consult with Department of Foundation Sciences.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|FSCI 281||Oceans and One Health Sophomore Seminar||1|
|FSCI 334||One Health in Coastal Regions||3|
|MARS 428||Coastal Development and Human Health||3|
|or STAT 303||or Statistical Methods|
& OCNG 252
and Oceanography Laboratory
|Select 6 hours from the following:||6|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Chemistry of Environmental Pollution|
|Introduction to Cell Biology|
|Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals|
or MARB 420
|or Comparative Animal Physiology|
|Coastal Plant Ecology|
|Introduction to GIS for Marine Sciences|
|University and College Requirements|
|BIOL 111||Introductory Biology I||4|
|CHEM 119||Fundamentals of Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 120||Fundamentals of Chemistry II||4|
|ENGL 104||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|PSYC 107||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or MARS 210||or Marine Geography|
|Language, philosophy and culture||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
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.