Texas A&M Catalogs

Purpose of Catalogs

The Undergraduate and Graduate and Professional catalogs provide information about the academic programs of Texas A&M University to students, prospective students, faculty and staff of the University. Included is information concerning admissions, academic regulations and requirements, services available to students, academic offerings and a list of the administrative officers and faculty of the University. While every effort has been made to make this catalog as complete and accurate as possible, changes may occur at any time in requirements, deadlines, fees, curricula and courses listed in these catalogs.

Students should refer to Howdy, for course offerings in any given semester. For administrative reasons, because of insufficient enrollment or because of limited resources, any given course might not be offered in the announced semester.

This catalog was prepared in advance of its effective date; therefore, the course descriptions may vary from actual course content. The provisions of the catalogs do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student, faculty or staff member of Texas A&M University or The Texas A&M University System. These catalogs are for informational purposes only. The University reserves the right to change or alter any statement herein without prior notice. Neither catalog should be interpreted to allow a student who begins his or her education under either catalog to continue the program under the provisions in that catalog.

Accreditation

Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University.

The agricultural journalism curricula is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The agricultural systems management curriculum is recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

The dietetic track in the nutritional sciences curriculum and the dietetic internship program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

The food science and technology curriculum is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.

The forensics and investigative sciences program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).

The curriculum in forestry is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the curriculum in rangeland ecology and management is accredited by the Society for Range Management.

The curriculum in recreation, park and tourism sciences is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association.

The curriculum in architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; the curriculum in urban and regional planning is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board; the curriculum in landscape architecture is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board; and the curriculum in construction science is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

The business baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in Mays Business School are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Within the Dwight Look College of Engineering, the undergraduate programs in aerospace, biological and agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, ocean, petroleum and radiological health engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The electronic systems engineering technology program and the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology program are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Master of Public Service and Administration degree in the Bush School of Government and Public Service is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

The degree programs in dentistry and dental hygiene and the certificate programs in the ten advanced dental graduate education programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. (CODA)

The medical education degree program is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

The nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Texas Board of Nursing.

The pharmacy professional degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The School of Public Health degree programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and the Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

Texas A&M University School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, 800-285-2221.

The English Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Programs in professional education and degrees conferred by Texas A&M University are approved by the State Board of Educator Certification and the Texas Education Agency for certification purposes.

The clinical psychology program in the Department of Psychology and the counseling psychology and school psychology program in the Department of Educational Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association.

The veterinary medicine degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Other accrediting agencies which have approved programs offered at the university are the American Chemical Society, and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.