Natural History of Alaska
Alaska is known for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. This field program, based in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula, will introduce students to the geology, wildlife (terrestrial and marine), and impacts of climate change in south-central Alaska. Students will investigate conservation and management strategies employed in Alaska, in particular in relation to fisheries sustainability, and see examples of how humans have negatively impacted the environment.
Admission is selective, and space is limited.
This program has been postponed until summer 2021.
Program Travel: Dates TBD
Courses will meet on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos six times during the first two weeks of the program (three times in week one and two times in week two) and one time after the trip in July 2021.
Orientation Meetings: Dates TBD
Course Meetings: Dates TBD
Required: Field trip to Alaska
Natural History of America
Marine Ecology and Conservation
|3 Hours (1 Course)||Undergraduate||TBD|
|6 Hours (2 Courses)||Undergraduate||
Additional costs / program fee: Cost TBD
Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.
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. Dutton.
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.