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 M.S. 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.

MARS 360Biochemistry4
MARS 428Coastal Development and Human Health3
OCNG 251
OCNG 252
and Oceanography Laboratory
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Methods
Elementary Statistical Inference
Statistical Methods
Select from the following:10
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Chemistry of Environmental Pollution
Introduction to Cell Biology
Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals
   or Comparative Animal Physiology 
Coastal Plant Ecology
Introduction to GIS for Marine Sciences
Biological Oceanography
University and College Requirements
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
CHEM 119Fundamentals of Chemistry I4
CHEM 120Fundamentals of Chemistry II4
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology3
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
American history6
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture3
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.