BS in Environmental Science

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 15,210

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Science is to educate students to succeed in their chosen careers, to transfer environmental knowledge to the community and to peers, and to provide an environmentally literate workforce and citizenry.
The program is intended to provide the environmental science major with a broad foundation in the sciences and mathematics, as well as specialized knowledge in Marine and Coastal Resources, Earth System Science, Environmental Health and Monitoring, Policy and Regulations, and Science Education concentration areas. The environmental science curriculum prepares students for career positions in environmental science or science education, or for further professional development.

Student learning outcomes
Students will:

Demonstrate a command of environmental science concepts and principles at the undergraduate level.
Analyze and interpret a variety of environmental science data, and
Communicate environmental science information effectively at the undergraduate level, in oral and written form, with appropriate use of technology.
Students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science may do so by following one of five curriculum plans referred to as concentrations. The concentration options include Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, Policy and Regulations, and Science Education. A prospective 4-8 level science teacher could obtain a BS in Environmental Science while following the science education concentration. Information on the BS in Environmental Science - Science Education Concentration is found in the College of Science and Engineering Science, Mathematics and Technology Education section of the catalog. Details of the requirements for obtaining a teaching certificate are provided in the College of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.

Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, and Policy and Regulations Concentrations
The minimum requirement for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Earth Systems Science, Marine and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health and Monitoring, or Policy and Regulations is a total of 120 hours.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Undergraduate
International Year (3 semesters) Intensive English Program (IEP) (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 38
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 31 credits toward degree

International Year (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 25 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 15 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not acepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year

Courses
ESCI 1401 Environmental Science I: Intro to Environmental Science 
4 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lecture Hours) 
Co-requisite: SMTE 0096. 
TCCNS: ENVR 1401 


ESCI 1490 Selected Topics 
1-4 Semester Credit Hours (1-4 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 3202 Professional Skills 
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 3351 Oceanography 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: CHEM 1412, ESCI 1401 or GEOL 1403.
ESCI 3403 Introduction to Meteorology 


4 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lecture Hours) 
Co-requisite: SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 3443 Environmental Biology 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: BIOL 1407.
Co-requisite: SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 4130 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Lab 
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour) 
Prerequisite: ESCI 4320.
Co-requisite: ESCI 4230, SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 4170 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Lab 
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour) 
Prerequisite: ESCI 4270.
Co-requisite: ESCI 4270, SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 4201 Scientific Diving Techniques 
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4202 Issues in Environmental Science 
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: ESCI 1401.


ESCI 4230 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Theory 
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4270 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Theory 
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours) 
Co-requisite: ESCI 4230. 


ESCI 4301 Environmental Regulations 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: POLS 2305 and 2306.


ESCI 4320 Environmental Health 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4321 Introduction to Soil and Groundwater Restoration 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4322 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4324 Introduction to Industrial Toxicology 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4332 Wetlands and Water Quality 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: BIOL 3428 and CHEM 4443 or ESCI 3443.


ESCI 4335 Climate and Climate Variability 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: (ESCI 3351 or 3403) and (PHYS 1401 or 2425).


ESCI 4340 Severe Weather 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: ESCI 3403.


ESCI 4344 Air Pollution and the Clean Air Act 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4360 Physical Oceanography 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: PHYS 1401 or 2425.


ESCI 4365 Occupational Safety and Accident Prevention 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 


ESCI 4370 HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Co-requisite: SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 4408 Environmental Microbiology 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: BIOL 2421.
Co-requisite: SMTE 0096. 


ESCI 4480 Environmental Site Assessment 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 


ESCI 4490 Selected Topics 
4 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lecture Hours, 4 Lab Hours) 


ESCI 4496 Directed Independent Study 
1-4 Semester Credit Hours 


ESCI 4498 Internship in Environmental Science 
1-4 Semester Credit Hours (4 Lecture Hours) 

 

Undergraduate 

Program Intensive English Program (1 semester) International Year (3 semesters) $31141 

International Year (3 semesters) $23738 

International Year (2 semesters) $15826

 International Year (1 semester) $7913

 Direct Admit (2 semesters 12 credits each) $15210 (varies by program) 

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship

 Scholarship Available - Upto $4,000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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