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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|MARS 428||Coastal Development and Human Health||3|
& OCNG 252
and Oceanography Laboratory
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Elementary Statistical Inference|
|Select from the following:||10|
|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|
|PSYC 107||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|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.