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Environmental Club

Estimated Completion

32 credit hours (2+ years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies
  2. Obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Hydrology, or any other areas related to Environmental Science


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M.S. in Environmental Science


Students in this program engage in hands-on learning activities through research and various other field experiences across all areas in Environmental Science. Our program provides students with a foundation in the ecological, socioeconomic, and policy factors that are critical to environmental practice, development, and implementation. The rigorous coursework that is required for this degree gives students the opportunity to explore their own environmental interests. The Master of Science in Environmental Science degree program places emphasis on the following areas:

  • Surface water
  • Groundwater
  • Natural Resource Management

Designed With You in Mind

As the field continues to grow, environmental specialists are expected to have an intricate understanding of the environment, in addition to an existing understanding from a scientific perspective. Business managers, land owners, and policy makers have had an increased need to make decisions to address concerns associated with:

  • Diminished availability of critical resources
  • Declining natural habitats
  • Air/water pollution

Preparing You to Make a Difference

The Tarleton Center for Environmental Studies collaborates with the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to ensure the success of students through state-of-the-art research facilities. Graduates of our program will be able to:

  • Assess environmental conditions
  • Provide environmental remediation
  • Ensure effective Natural Resource Management 
  • Educate community members and policy makers
  • Protect public health 
  • Advocate for new environmental laws and policies


Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

Plan Your Future

Graduates at Master's Commencement Ceremony.

Professional Opportunities

Our program faculty are members of various state and national environmental organizations that build collaborative research programs. Students in our program can become active in organizations such as:

And many more!

Student working outside getting hands-on experience.

Real Experience

To ensure that you get the best possible educational experience, our program collaborates with the following institutions:

Student presenting at symposium.

Fellowship Opportunities

There are a number of fellowship opportunities for students related to the environment, such as:

Student talking to an employer at a job fair.

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Business etiquette dinner
  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Hire A Texan (replaced Tarleton Connection)
  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

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Program Objectives

  • Provide students with a solid background in environmental science that they can use to integrate their knowledge across many different areas.
  • Provide students with technical skills such as the ability to observe, record, and interpret data.
  • Students will gain the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Students will learn how to work in a group setting and develop project management capabilities necessary for a career in Environmental Science.
  • Provide students with the scientific knowledge and training to better understand and resolve environmental problems.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BIOL 5320 Environmental and Restoration Biology
CHEM 5310 Environmental Chemistry
POLS 5311 Environmental Law
ENVS 5310 Environmental Geology
ENVS 5320 Issues in Water Resources
ENVS 5325 Environmental Hydrology
ENVS 5335 Watershed Modeling
ENVS 5341 Environmental Site Assessment

Facilities and Features

Girl working hands-on examining a log and water samples.

The Center for Environmental Studies

The Center for Environmental Studies (CES) works to coordinate environmental research, education, and community outreach activities such as: 

  • Advising of Environmental Science students
  • Partnerships for research and collaboration
  • Environmental conservation stewardship
  • Education of public and private sectors on environmental issues
  • Clearinghouse for environmental-related information
Student working in the outdoors.

Greater Research Opportunities Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering research assistance as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships.

Students taking samples in a river.

The Texas Water Resources Institute

Over the past three decades, Mills Scholarships have been awarded to students by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) from funds endowed by Mills Cox, former Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board. This scholarship helps fund graduate students pursuing research in water-related studies at universities in the Texas A&M System.