Applied Geoscience


As an applied geoscience major, you’ll combine geology, environmental science and geospatial technology. Students learn how to 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. Completing this degree will prepare students to pursue their Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) license for the state of Texas and select from four geoscience certificate options.

  • Map out your future in this unique degree program that combines geology, environmental science and geospatial technology.
  • Using the very latest computers and software, learn how to map, monitor, and manage various earth resources.
  • Get an internship with local environmental consulting firms, government agencies or oil and gas companies.

Course Examples by Year


Understanding the Earth
Contemporary Environmental Issues


Earth Materials
Introduction to Geospatial Technology


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Physics I
3 geology/environmental science courses


Environmental Compliance
1 Environmental Leadership course
1 Water Issues course
1 Land Surface course

Where Graduates Go

Applied geoscience grads often work for environmental engineering companies, pursue licensing as professional geoscientists, or continue graduate study in environmental science, geospatial technology or geography.