Changing Majors

Undergraduate students interested in changing to a Geosciences major must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and have taken at least one course in the selected major with a grade of C or better. In addition, students must have completed at least one math and one science course required by the desired degree. First semester freshmen and first semester transfer students may not change into a College of Geosciences major until the first semester grades are posted, but are encouraged to meet with advisors to discuss plans.

If minimum requirements are met, students should schedule a meeting with the academic advisors of the desired major which will be followed by a meeting with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Geography (GEOG); GEOG with the GIS Option; Spatial Sciences (SPSG); Environmental Studies (ENST); Geology BA (BA GEOL); University Studies-Geography require considerable math and science competency; students must complete at least one math and one science course applicable to the desired degree plan to provide evidence of ability (typically MATH 141 or142; see the department advisor for specific science courses) prior to changing major.

Geology BS (BS GEOL); Geophysics (GEOP); Meteorology (METR); Environmental Geosciences (ENGS) require significant math and science competency; students must complete at least one math and one science course applicable to the desired degree plan to provide evidence of ability (typically MATH 151 or152 or 171 or 172; see the department advisor for specific science courses) prior to changing major.

Students who are currently in the College of Geosciences, but would like to change their major to another College of Geosciences major should schedule a meeting with the academic advisor of the desired major.

Departmental Advisors

 
College of Geosciences Atmospheric Science Geography Oceanography Geology & Geophysics Environmental Programs Water Degree Program GERG IODP Texas Sea Grant Department Icons