The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences College of Sciences

Integrative science for an integrated world

SEEMS offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Marine Biology, and a minor in Geology. Students may also elect a curriculum geared towards a Teaching Certification (Secondary Education). SEEMS also proposes Master of Sciences degrees in Ocean, Coastal, and Earth Sciences (OCES) and Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences (AESS). All degree programs take advantage of the unique and exciting coupled human-natural systems of the Lower Rio Grande Valley watershed and south Texas' coastal, estuarine and marine ecosystems.

Who We Are Now

The mission of the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences is to provide students a unique integrative education and training experience that prepares them to meet the challenges and opportunities in the multiple dimensions of contemporary earth, environmental and marine sciences. This experience includes providing research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students that generates new knowledge and formulates effective solutions for a sustainable Rio Grande Valley and beyond. The School promotes collaborative, multi-disciplinary research and seeks participation of other sciences and disciplines interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to understanding of earth-environmental systems and their interactions with society (i.e., integrating biological, chemical, physical, and geospatial sciences with engineering, socio-economics, law, and policy).

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