Admission and Registration


Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in the General Information Catalog

Admission to the Health and Society Major

Freshman Admission

Applicants should use the ApplyTexas online application and select the Health and Society major listed in the College of Liberal Arts as a first-choice major. 

External Transfer Admission

Students who wish to transfer to the University from another college or university must apply to the Office of Admissions as described in the General Information Catalog

Internal Transfer Admission

  1. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the University with at least 12 hours in residence for a letter grade.
  2. Must be prior to fifth long semester, cumulative, including transfer work. Students with four or more semesters in transfer credit may only apply in their first semester.
  3. Compelling statement of interest in the major.

Applications will be accepted twice per year and will be reviewed after grades are posted. Decisions will be made prior to the start of the following long semester.

The admission committee may consider the following factors, among others, when considering applications:

  • GPA trend relative to cumulative GPA
  • Strength of essay
  • Time to graduation
  • Intent to declare health and society as a single major

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program; they may apply for admission after completing the following requirements: The student must earn a grade of at least C- in Biology 311C, Chemistry 301, and Mathematics 408C or 408N; and a grade of at least B- in Geological Sciences 401 or 303. To be competitive for admission, the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.75 in these four courses.

Applications are evaluated after the end of each fall and spring semester. Students whose applications are denied may reapply through the supplemental admission process the following semester. Admission decisions are based on the student’s grade point average in the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other factors; these factors include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions, and proven mathematical ability. Students should consult advisers in the College of Liberal Arts Student Advising Office, Dorothy Gebauer Building 2.200, for information about the application process and application deadlines. Once admitted to the degree program, students will be advised in the Department of Geography and the Environment.

More information about the degree program is given in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.


General Information gives information about registration, adding and dropping courses, transfer from one division of the University to another, and auditing a course. The Course Schedule, published before registration each semester and summer session, includes registration instructions, advising locations, and the times, places, and instructors of classes. The Course Schedule and the General Information Catalog are published on the registrar’s website.