B.S. in University Studies: Oceans & One Health Concentration

The medical, veterinary and dental fields look for candidates that stand out. Good grades and a healthy resume are a must, but there is no substitute for the experience that comes from a well-rounded, lab-intensive scientific education. Our Oceans & One Health students take part in rigorous coursework from a variety of scientific disciplines to prepare them for whatever the future may hold.

Oceans & One Health Concentration    

The Oceans and One Health concentration gives students flexible paths into the medical, dental or veterinary fields, while providing an interdisciplinary program with a unique curriculum suited for those interested in health issues in urbanized coastal communities. The ability to choose two minors allows a student to tailor their education to best suit their needs and gain a comparative advantage before entering medical school programs.

Five Years, Two Degrees
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.

Become Certified to Teach
Students in this program may choose to pursue secondary (grades 8 thru 12) science teaching certification. Please consult with Department of Foundation Sciences for more information.

Oceans & One Health Classes    

Core Classes
Core Classes

MARS 360 Biochemistry
MARS 428 Coastal Development and Human Health
OCNG 251 & 252 Oceanography and Oceanongraphy Laboratory

Select one of the following:
MARB 303 Biostatistics
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods
STAT 201 Elementary Statistical Inference
STAT 303 Statistical Methods

Select from the following:
BIOL 351 Fundamentals of Microbiology
CHEM 383 Chemistry of Environmental Pollution
MARB 301 Genetics
MARB 310 Introduction to Cell Biology
MARB 401 Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals or MARB 420 Comparative Animal Physiology
MARB 414 Toxicology
MARB 430 Coastal Plant Ecology
MARS 325 Introduction to GIS for Marine Sciences
OCNG 420 Biological Oceanography

University Requirements
University Requirements

BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psycology
POLS 206 American National Government
POLS 207 State and Local Government

American History: 6 Credits
Communication: 3 Credits
Creative Arts: 3 Credits
Mathematics: 6 Credits
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 Credits
General Electives: 15-21 Credits

Minor 1: 15-18 Credits
Minor 2: 15-18 Credits

Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

The unique flexibility of courses and the unparalleled access to top quality professors, industry experts, and the sea puts our students in a great position to succeed in any number of paths, including:

  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary & Medicine Sciences
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Medicinal Fields
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Local, State & Government Agencies
  • Higher Education

Apply Today    

At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime business administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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