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PENS Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in: 


Atmospheric Science

The Atmospheric Science faculty seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students majoring in atmospheric science in preparation for industrial or government positions, and for graduate study. The program is also designed for those planning to teach environmental science or physics at the 8-12 level, or who need atmospheric science knowledge and skills relevant to future studies in the sciences.

The student who wishes to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science may do so by following one of the four curriculum plans referred to as concentrations:Atmospheric Science or Weather Broadcasting

Chemistry

The Chemistry faculty seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students majoring in chemistry in preparation for industrial or government positions, for graduate study, and for entry to medical or dental schools. The program is also designed for those planning to teach chemistry or physics at the 8-12 level, or who need chemical knowledge and skills relevant to future studies in the sciences.

The student who wishes to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry may do so by following one of the four curriculum plans referred to as concentrations:General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Physical Science Education

Environmental Science

The undergraduate Environmental Science Program at A&M-Corpus Christi is designed to serve environmental science majors, science majors from other fields interested in adding to their knowledge of the environmental, and interested non-science majors. The program provides environmental science majors with a broad foundation in the sciences as well as specialized knowledge with concentration in Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, or Environmental Geology.

Geology 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. In addition, our program is designed to serve majors from geographic information science, environmental science, as well as science students in other fields who are interested in adding to their knowledge of the earth and planetary system. We also provide support for students preparing to earn certification for teaching at the K-12 level, and interested non-science majors.

Physics (as part of Texas Physics Consortium) 

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offers both introductory physics courses which are required by several degree programs, and upper level physics courses which can be taken as electives by majors in science, mathematics, computer science and engineering technology. Some of these upper level physics courses are required for a Minor in Physics.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also offers courses in support of the Physical Science Teaching Certification - Option II plan. This is designed for students who desire a Bachelor of Science degree and a secondary teaching certificate in physical science.