2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Geoscience

The major in applied geoscience is available on the BS degree. The degree combines geology, environmental science and geospatial technology; students completing it analyze, manage and map earth resources, water and groundwater resources, soils and sediment, pollution/contaminants and conservation efforts with an understanding of today’s environmental regulations. Students completing this degree have the potential to pursue their Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) license for the state of Texas and select from four geoscience certificate options.

Administration and Advising

Each student prepares a program of study designed, with an adviser, specifically for the student’s background and goals.

Pass/No-Credit Option

See the Bachelor's Degree Definitions and Regulations in the Bachelor's Degree section of the University requirements.

Up to (but no more than) 3 hours earned in elective courses offered only on a pass/no-credit basis may be applied to meet major or minor requirements within the College of Science & Engineering. Additional hours in such courses may be used as free electives or for majors or minors in other colleges (as permitted by those colleges).

Geoscience Fundamentals Exam

The Fundamentals of Geoscience (FG) exam is administered in the spring and fall by the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). Students pursuing licensing as a professional geoscientist are advised to take the fundamentals exam immediately following graduation. More information is available from the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists at https://tbpg.state.tx.us and ASBOG at www.asbog.org.