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Undergraduate Programs Overview

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences offers five undergraduate degrees:

It is also possible for students to obtain a double major in Geology and Geophysics. Students should consult the UH Catalog for the general requirements for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees.

We urge you to visit the UH Office of Admissions where you can get current information on Admission Requirements, Applications and Scholarships and Financial Aid.

You can read the Undergraduate Catalog online, go directly to the College portion of the catalog, or take a look at the specific degree requirements for your major.

If you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Hauptvogel regarding the B.S. in Geology and Geophysics, and the B.A. in Earth Science, and Dr. Regina Capuano regarding the B.S. in Environmental Science.

Research Project

Senior undergraduates may undertake and receive credit for a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Such students must file a general petition specifying: the research content and the basis for evaluation of the work (report, thesis, presentation, etc.). The petition is to be signed by the student, the supervisor of the project, the undergraduate advisor and/or chair, dean’s representative. Generally such projects are graded S or U. Exceptions to this grading should be stated and justified on the petition. Petitions should be submitted before distribution of semester grade rolls. Students interested in undertaking an undergraduate research project are advised to contact a potential faculty supervisor well ahead of the projected start date for the project.

Honors College

The Department of Earth and Atmopsheric Sciences hosts a large number of Honors students from the Honors College. For more information about joining the organization, please visit the Honors College homepage.


GeoSociety - External link to the GeoSociety calendar page.

Advisor Information

Dr. Daniel Hauptvogel
Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Advisor
225-D Science and Research 1
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5007

Dr. Capuano, Regina
Advisor, Environmental Science
221 Science and Research 1
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5007