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General Science

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this Spring 2021 program has been canceled. 

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Texas is a diverse state, composed of ecoregions that differ in climate, geology, and biota. This trip will allow a true inquiry-based learning experience for the students, as they will make observations and conduct scientific investigations in these different ecoregions that will serve as concrete experiences upon which to develop an understanding of the many concepts covered by General Science courses.

Students will be able to learn through scientific investigations in the field during this class, observe geology and ecosystems much different than those of central Texas, and participate in recreational learning activities, including hiking through canyons, sledding down sandhills, swimming in a spring-fed pool, and kayaking the Rio Grande River and the Laguna Madre.

Program is subject to change and pending approval from the Texas State Board of Regents.


Program Travel: May 18 2021 through May 31, 2021.

Courses will meet on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos three times before the trip for orientation and once the day before the trip.

Orientation Meetings: March 5, 2021, April 2, 2021, May 7, 2020 

Course Meetings:  March 5, 2021, April 2, 2021, May 7, 2021, May 17, 2021

Required:   Field trip to ?? TX


Course Options 


General Science



General Science


Tuition and Program Fee

3 Hour Course


Additional Program Fee, which includes lodging, on-site transportation, and admission fees:  TBD

Important Note: Airfare, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee. 

Additional costs / program fee Cost TBD

Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.


Important Covid-19 Information

All participants in Texas State Study in America programs adhere to the health guidelines in the Texas State University Roadmap, including the Health and Safety Measures and Student Roadmap page. The guidelines provided for protecting health and safety on campus also apply to field locations and travel in this Study in America program.

The field/travel portion of the program is subject to change and/or cancellation. If the field portion of the program is cancelled, course instruction will continue virtually, but Texas State Study in America will refund the additional program fee (not course tuition).

Applying to the Courses/Program

Important:  To ensure your place in this course/program you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Dr.Taylor

Applications are not yet open for this program.

Registering for Courses

After applying for and being accepted into the program, you must also register for your course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Dr. Sunni Taylor.

For questions about appying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.