Degree and Program Information

Which Catalog to Follow

In meeting the requirements for a baccalaureate degree, a student is expected to complete the course and hour requirements as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time he or she first enrolls at Texas A&M. Normally, a student will not be granted a degree based upon completion of the requirements set forth in a catalog more than seven years old. Before changing catalogs, the student must consult his or her academic advisor. A student changes catalogs by filing a written notification with his or her dean, or designee. It is incumbent on the student to verify that the change has been made. Texas A&M University Student Rules (including periodic revisions) is the governing document in case of conflict between this catalog and Texas A&M University Student Rules. It is the responsibility of the individual student to read this information carefully and to use it as a reference. Please refer to the Student Rules for this information.

Whereas each college must retain the flexibility to improve its curriculum, course offerings may be changed during the student’s education. If a course required under a previous catalog is no longer offered, a student eligible to graduate according to that catalog should consult his or her academic advisor or dean to identify another course that may be used to fulfill the requirement. Course adjustments in the degree program are permitted only with the approval of the dean through the department head or program director. Furthermore, the University reserves the right to make any changes in requirements it may consider necessary and desirable by due notice in the catalog.

Students are required to take the courses listed in a curriculum; however, the display of a curriculum does not in any way indicate the length of time required to finish degree requirements. Rather, this display is intended as a guide to indicate the preferred order for completion of degree requirements. Exceptions to certain requirements may be petitioned through the department head to the dean of the college.

Degrees Offered

The following degrees are offered for the satisfactory completion of resident study in the appropriate curriculum:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED)
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Agribusiness (MAB)
  • Master of Agriculture (MAGR)
  • Master of Architecture (MARCH)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Biotechnology (MBIOT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Education (MED)
  • Master of Engineering (MENGR)
  • Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM)
  • Master of Equine Industry Management (MEIM)
  • Master of Financial Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Geoscience (MGSC)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Industrial Distribution (MID)
  • Master of International Affairs (MIA)
  • Master of International Policy (MIP)
  • Master of Jurisprudence (MJUR)
  • Master of Land and Property Development (MLPD)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Marine Resources Management (MMRM)
  • Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL) 
  • Master of Natural Resources Development (MNRD)
  • Master of Ocean Science and Technology (MOST)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA)
  • Master of Real Estate (MRE)
  • Master of Recreation and Resources Development (MRRD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
  • Master of Urban Planning (MUP)
  • Master of Water Management and Hydrological Science (MWM)
  • Master of Wildlife Science (MWSC)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)

The buying, selling, creating, duplicating, altering, giving or obtaining the Texas A&M diploma or other academic record is prohibited by state law. A person who violates this statute or who aids another person in violation is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine and/or confinement if convicted.

The University has the right to rescind a previously granted degree if the University becomes aware of information indicating that the degree never should have been granted.

Tuition Charged for Excess Credit Hours

The State of Texas will not provide funds to state institutions of higher education for excess semester credit hours earned by a resident student. Because funding will not be provided by the State, and as permitted by State law, Texas A&M will charge tuition at the non-resident rate to all students who exceed the semester credit hour limit for their program. Excess semester credit hours are those which accrue after the student attempts more than 30 hours beyond the number of semester credit hours required for the completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled. Thus, the student may accumulate up to 30 hours beyond those required for the chosen degree program and not exceed the limitation. The limitation on excess credit hours applies only to those undergraduate students who first enter higher education in the fall 1999 and thereafter. The semester credit hours counted toward the limitation include all hours attempted by the student except:

  • Semester credit hours earned by the student before receiving a baccalaureate degree that has been previously awarded.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student by examination or other procedure by which credit is earned without registering for a course for which tuition is charged.
  • Credit for remedial education courses, technical courses, workforce education courses funded according to contact hours, or other courses that would not generate academic credit that could be applied toward a degree program at Texas A&M.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student at a private or an out-of-state institution.
  • Semester credit hours earned by the student before graduating from high school and used to satisfy high school graduation requirements (Effective June 2009).
  • Hours not eligible for formula funding.
  • Semester credit hours earned 10 or more years before the student began his or her degree program that have been excluded from the student record due to an election of admission under the Academic Fresh Start program.

Supplementary Fee for Courses Attempted More than Twice

Certain courses that are attempted by a student more than twice at a public institution of higher education in Texas may not be reported for state funding. As a result, the institution must either pass the non-funded portion to all students, or charge a supplementary fee to the student who is repeating the course. Texas A&M has chosen to assess a supplementary fee to those students attempting a course more than twice.

A student attempting certain courses more than twice at Texas A&M will be subject to a supplementary fee of $125 per semester credit hour ($375 for a 3 hour course) for the repeated course, in addition to tuition and required fees associated with the course.

Students will be notified at the time they register for a course that it has been taken twice at Texas A&M and is subject to the supplementary fee.

 

Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree

To be a candidate for a degree at the end of the semester, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in or have completed all degree requirements by the 60th class day of the fall or spring semester, or the 15th class day of the second summer term either in residence or at another college or university. Proof of enrollment in any courses taken at another college or university must be provided to the Office of the Registrar, Degree Audit, by the above deadlines. A student must be enrolled in his or her degree-granting college(s) and major(s) at the beginning of the student’s last semester at Texas A&M to be a candidate for a degree from that college.
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  3. Complete, with at least a 2.0 grade point average, all undergraduate coursework attempted at Texas A&M.
  4. Complete, with a 2.0 grade point average, all courses included in the major field of study.
  5. Meet the Residence Requirement. A minimum of 36 semester hours of 300- and/or 400-level coursework must be successfully completed in residence at Texas A&M to obtain a baccalaureate degree. A minimum of 12 of these 36 semester hours must be in the major. A student participating in Texas A&M off-campus study programs approved by the student’s college may apply upper division credits earned in the programs toward the residence requirement up to a maximum of 18 semester hours, including hours transferred from another institution as part of one of these programs. These Texas A&M off-campus study programs may involve domestic or international institutions and may be taught by Texas A&M faculty or faculty from other institutions. Students choosing to participate in such programs and wishing to apply credits earned from the programs toward the residence requirement must receive college approval prior to the student’s participation in the off-campus study program. Students participating in international programs must contact the Study Abroad Programs Office for details on how to obtain approval for courses taken outside the United States. Students participating in domestic off-campus programs must contact the dean’s office of their college for approval procedures.
  6. Complete the University Core Curriculum. Core Curriculum courses are listed on the University Core Curriculum page. For additional information, please reference http://core.tamu.edu.
  7. Complete the citizenship requirement, which includes at least 6 credit hours in government/political science and at least 6 credit hours in American history. American National Government (POLS 206) and State and Local Government (POLS 207) fulfill the government/political science requirement.
    1. Both the government/political science and American history requirements may be met, in whole or in part, by equivalent coursework satisfactorily completed at another accredited college or university.
    2. State law permits the substitution of 3 hours of history and 3 hours of government/political science for a student in the program of an approved senior ROTC unit. With the approval of the dean of the appropriate college, students successfully completing the required 12 hours of upper-level ROTC courses will be deemed to have completed the equivalent of POLS 206 or POLS 207 plus HIST 105 or HIST 106 (or another appropriate course) for a total of 6 hours. 
    3. Students pursuing teacher certification are not allowed to substitute ROTC credits for this requirement.
  8. Complete the Foreign Language requirement. A minimum of one year of foreign language is required for all baccalaureate degree programs at Texas A&M. For many programs, this degree requirement can be satisfied by the satisfactory completion of two units of the same foreign language at the high school level or one year of the same language at the college level.
    1. International students whose native language is not English are exempt from satisfying the university foreign language requirement. These students may not register for the beginning and intermediate level courses in their native language (course numbers 101, 102, 201, and 202) which are used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
    2. Many Bachelor of Arts degrees require at least 6 additional semester credit hours of foreign language at the 200-level. Students should consult with an academic advisor about specific language requirements for their degree program.
    3. Students who wish to demonstrate foreign language proficiency without taking acceptable high school or college courses may do so through the existing credit by examination process. In cases where students wish to demonstrate proficiency in a language not taught at Texas A&M, the following procedures shall apply. The student shall request an examination from the Head of the Department of Hispanic Studies or the Head of the Department of International Studies. This department will coordinate the administration of special examinations to demonstrate foreign language proficiency. This will include finding an appropriate examination to test the student’s proficiency, informing the student how to arrange to take the examination and certifying the results to the student’s advisor. All arrangements shall be made and fees paid by the student.
    4. American Sign Language (ASL) may be used to fulfill the foreign language degree requirement unless otherwise specified by the student’s college or department. Students may either transfer ASL credits or arrange to be tested at another institution. (Texas A&M does not offer courses in ASL.)
  9. Complete the Writing requirement. The requirement may be met by passing two writing (W) courses or one writing (W) course and one oral communication (C) course in the student's major. The requirement may not be met by any course listed as a University Core Curriculum communication requirement, nor may it be met through credit by examination. It may be met by a course transferred from another institution of higher learning, with the approval of the dean of the student’s college and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Upon request, students will provide their dean with a course description, syllabus or writing sample from the course being transferred.
  10. Complete the International and Cultural Diversity requirement (6 credit hours). As individual and national destinies become progressively more interconnected, the ability to survive and succeed is increasingly linked to the development of a more pluralistic, diverse and globally-aware populace. Two courses from the list available on the International and Cultural Diversity Requirements page are to be taken by the student. For additional information, please reference http://icd.tamu.edu. If a course listed also satisfies a Core Curriculum requirement, it can be used to satisfy both requirements if the student wishes to do so.
  11. Be formally recommended for graduation by the Faculty Senate after consideration of his or her complete record.
  12. Fulfill any other requirements stipulated by Student Rule 14.

Undergraduate Minor Programs

A minor is a selection of courses that focus on a single area or an interdisciplinary perspective as developed by the department or program that offers the minor. The department or program offering the minor is responsible for setting enrollment limits and deciding which courses are used to meet the minor. Coursework consists of 15-18 hours with a minimum of 6 in residence at the 300-400 level.

If a minor is offered by a department or academic unit, then the minor is considered to be available to all students as resources permit.  Students must declare a minor no later than the date on which they apply for graduation. A maximum of two minors per degree can be completed by students. A minor is displayed on the transcript after graduation but not displayed on the diploma.

Two Degrees

A student pursuing a second baccalaureate degree must complete all university, college, and department/curricular requirements for the second degree not covered in the first. All essential work required for a second degree must be defined in advance in writing by the Dean or designee of the college granting the second degree. In all such cases, the total semester hours required must be at least 30 hours additional to the greater number required for either degree. At least 12 hours of 300- and 400-level course work must be completed in each field of study. 

A student who has previously not been enrolled at Texas A&M and who is seeking a second degree must have a minimum of 36 hours of 300- and 400-level courses, 12 hours of which must be in the major field of study, in residence at Texas A&M. The student must also meet the citizenship requirements for American history and government/political science.

Baccalaureate Degree Option for Students Granted Early Admission to Professional Programs

A minimum of 120 hours is required for a Texas A&M undergraduate degree. Some degree programs require additional hours (see specific degree requirements for each major in this catalog). Students from undergraduate programs who are selected early into participating programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine must have satisfied all University Core Curriculum requirements as specified in this catalog. A student intending to use this baccalaureate degree option must coordinate early in his or her program with the appropriate undergraduate advisor in order to ensure that degree requirements are met. The degree candidate must complete at least half of the total hours required for the baccalaureate degree while in residence at Texas A&M. This requirement includes a minimum of 24 hours of upper division courses in residence, of which a minimum of 12 must be in the major. A student will become eligible for the Texas A&M degree upon completion of the total credit hours required by his or her undergraduate degree plan. Each undergraduate major specifies those professional courses that may be used to satisfy its degree plan.

A student then selected into an approved professional program will be required to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of acceptable work at an accredited school of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine in the United States. The student will be responsible for submitting official transcripts to the Office of Admissions to verify completion of agreement requirements. The participating undergraduate department or program will complete the required degree audit, approve the necessary substitutions and clear the student to graduate.

Baccalaureate degrees will be awarded in May, August, and December after the completion of the first year of the approved professional program or the necessary hours for the desired baccalaureate degree. Students must apply for graduation at Howdy. Check the academic calendar for deadlines and for commencement dates. Questions may be emailed to degree-audit@tamu.edu or call (979) 845-1089. For additional information about graduation, visit the graduation website.

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to participate in commencement. Individuals who would have been eligible to participate in this program had it been in effect when they were students at Texas A&M may request the conferral of a baccalaureate degree. Although this is a University-wide policy, not all colleges choose to participate. The use of this baccalaureate option will remain a college initiative in that each individual college and/or program must clear each candidate for graduation.

Graduation with Honors

Undergraduate Students

To be eligible for graduation with Latin honors, a student seeking a baccalaureate degree must enroll in and complete a minimum of 60 semester hours at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University Galveston campus, or Texas A&M University Qatar campus preceding graduation and have an institutional grade point average equal to or greater than that required for the appropriate category of honors. Course credit received by examination, and courses reserved for graduate credit only, are excluded from the calculation of the number of hours and the grade point average for graduation with Latin honors.

Categories for Latin honors shall be designated as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude: A student may be graduated Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.90 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude: A student may be graduated Magna Cum Laude with a grade point average range of 3.70 through 3.899.
  • Cum Laude: A student may be graduated Cum Laude with a grade point average range of 3.50 through 3.699.

Grade point averages used to determine Latin honors designations are calculated during the final degree audit the day before the ceremonies and include hours and final grades in courses taken during the graduation semester. Latin honors designations will not be changed after the final graduation clearance deadline.

Information regarding other honors designations may be found on the Honors and Undergraduate Research page.

Please note:

  • Students are not required to enroll in honors courses to graduate with Latin honors.
  • Taking designated honors courses does not mean students will graduate with Latin honors.

No Upper Division student found guilty of academic misconduct may receive Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude honors at graduation. Upper Division status is defined as having earned 60 or more credit hours, including transfer hours, prior to the date of the violation. This sanction is automatic upon a finding of academic misconduct, and is imposed without regard to the severity of other sanctions imposed by the instructor or Honor Council.

For more information, please see the Aggie Honor System Office section in the catalog.

First-Professional Students

  • Students who complete their entire course of study at Texas A&M University in the College of Medicine are eligible for academic honors. In the College of Medicine, students must obtain a grade point average of 3.50 or greater to graduate with honors.
  • In the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, students are eligible for Latin Honors as follows: Summa Cum Laude (4.0-3.90), Magna Cum Laude (3.89-3.75), and Cum Laude (3.74-3.50).
  • A student who graduates in the top 2% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Summa Cum Laude; a student who is not in the top 2% but graduates in the top 5% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a student who is not in the top 5% but graduates in the top 10% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Cum Laude.
  • A first-professional student in the College of Veterinary Medicine may qualify to graduate Summa Cum Laude by holding a final grade point average of 3.90 or above, Magna Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.70 through 3.899 and Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.50 through 3.699.

Graduation Application, Diploma and Commencement

Formal application for degrees must be submitted online in Howdy by the deadline stated in the academic calendar.

The diploma of the University, with the appropriate degree, will be granted to the student who has made formal application for the degree by the published official deadline, has all grades on record in the Office of the Registrar, including grades pertaining to graduation with honors, and has satisfied all degree requirements by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, the first week of classes of the succeeding semester or summer term following commencement.

Students must have settled all financial obligations to the university prior to receiving a diploma.

Graduate and undergraduate students who plan to attend a commencement ceremony must do so the semester they apply for graduation and complete their degree requirements.

Qatar Students

Formal application for degrees at Texas A&M at Qatar is a two-step process. An application must be submitted online by the deadline stated in the academic calendar and degree application. In addition, the supplemental application must be submitted by the deadline. Under unusual circumstances, an application for a degree may be accepted after the stated deadline. The student must apply via the Howdy portal.

All students must have settled all financial obligations to the university and Qatar Foundation prior to receiving a diploma.

Graduate and undergraduate students completing their degree in July or December will have the opportunity to participate in the commencement ceremony in May, following the completion of their degree.  Students must participate in the commencement ceremony of their home campus. 

Requirements for a Certificate

A student must receive permission from the department offering the certificate and their primary academic advisor in order to pursue a certificate.  All requirements outlined in the catalog and degree evaluation for the specific certificate program must be met in order for a certificate to be awarded.

Certificate types:

  • Major-dependent - A student is admitted to the program through the offering department. Admission to the program requires the student to pursue a specific degree/major at Texas A&M University. This type of certificate program typically serves as a track within a degree program. The certificate and degree are awarded simultaneously.
  • Degree-dependent - A student is admitted to the program through the offering department. Admission to the program simply requires that the student pursue a degree at Texas A&M University. The certificate may or may not be related to their specific degree/major. The certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements independent of a degree.
  • Stand-alone - A student is admitted to the program through the Office of Admissions. The student may pursue the certificate without being enrolled in a degree program. The certificate may be awarded upon completion of requirements.

Graduation Application, Certificate and Commencement

Beginning fall 2017, formal application for certificates to be awarded must be submitted online in Howdy by the deadline stated in the academic calendar.

Certificates are granted to students who make formal application for the certificate to be awarded, have all grades on record in the Office of the Registrar, and have satisfied all certificate requirements.  Certificates are awarded no more frequently than the last calendar day of each month; with the exception of major-dependent certificates which are awarded at the end of each term, along with the student’s associated degree.

Students must have settled all financial obligations to the university prior to receiving a certificate.

University certificates will either be mailed directly to the student or issued to the college for formal presentation.

Certificate/Graduation Fee

At this time, there is not a fee associated with the awarding of a certificate from Texas A&M University.

For additional information regarding certificate tracking and awarding, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Degree Programs

Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Agribusiness MAB
Agribusiness and Managerial Economics PhD
Biotechnology MBIOT
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD
Energy MS
Environmental Studies BS
Genetics1 MS PhD
Marine Biology2 MS PhD
Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences MS PhD
Neuroscience MS PhD
Spatial Sciences BS
Toxicology MS PhD
University Studies BA, BS
Water Management and Hydrological Science MS, MWM PhD

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Renewable Natural Resources BS
Department of Agricultural Economics
Agribusiness
BS
Agricultural Economics
BS MS, MAgr PhD
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Agricultural Communications and Journalism
BS
Agricultural Development
MAgr
Agricultural Education
EdD1
Agricultural Leadership and Development2
BS
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication 2
MS, MEd PhD
Agricultural Science 2
BS
Department of Animal Science
Animal Breeding
MS PhD
Animal Science
BS MS, MAgr PhD
Equine Industry Management
MEIM
Physiology of Reproduction
MS PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biochemistry
BS MS PhD
Genetics
BS
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Systems Management
BS MS, MAgr
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Ecological Restoration
BS
Ecosystem Science and Management
MS, MAgr PhD
Forestry
BS
Natural Resources Development
MNRD
Rangeland Ecology and Management
BS
Spatial Sciences
BS
Department of Entomology
Entomology
BS MS PhD
Forensic and Investigative Sciences
BS
Department of Horticultural Sciences
Horticulture
BA, BS MS, MAgr PhD3
Plant Breeding
MS PhD
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Food Science and Technology
BS MS, MAgr PhD
Nutrition
BS MS PhD
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Bioenvironmental Sciences
BS
Plant Pathology
MS PhD
Department of Poultry Science
Poultry Science
BS MS, MAgr PhD
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Natural Resources Development
MNRD
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
BS MS PhD
Recreation and Resources Development
MRRD
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Agronomy
MS PhD
Plant Breeding
MS PhD
Plant and Environmental Soil Science
BS
Soil Science
MS PhD
Turfgrass Science
BS
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Natural Resources Development
MNRD
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
BS MS PhD
Wildlife Science MWSC

College of Architecture

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Department of Architecture
Architecture
MS, MArch PhD
Environmental Design Architectural Studies
BED
Department of Construction Science
Construction Science
BS
Construction Management
MS
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Landscape Architecture
BLA MLA
Land and Property Development
MLPD
Urban and Regional Planning
BS MUP
Urban and Regional Science
PhD
Department of Visualization
Visualization
BS MS, MFA

Mays Business School

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Business MS
Business Administration BBA MBA PhD
Department of Accounting
Accounting
BBA MS
Department of Finance
Finance
BBA MS
Financial Management
MFM
Land Economics and Real Estate
MRE
Department of Information and Operations Management
Management Information Systems
BBA MS
Supply Chain Management
BBA
Department of Management
Entrepreneurial Leadership
MS
Human Resource Management
MS
Management
BBA PhD
Department of Marketing
Marketing
BBA MS

College of Dentistry

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Dentistry DDS
Oral Biology MS PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Caruth School of Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene
BS
Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Department of Endodontics
Department of General Dentistry
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Orthodontics
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Periodontics
Department of Public Health Sciences
Department of Restorative Sciences

College of Education and Human Development

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
Educational Administration
MS, MEd PhD, EdD1
Educational Human Resource Development
MS PhD
Human Resource Development
BS
Technology Management
BS
Department of Educational Psychology
Bilingual Education
MS, MEd
Counseling Psychology
PhD
Educational Psychology
MS, MEd PhD
Educational Technology
MEd
School Psychology
PhD
Special Education
MS, MEd
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Athletic Training
MS
Community Health
BS
Health
BS
Health Education
MS PhD
Kinesiology
BS MS PhD
Sport Management
BS MS
Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
Curriculum and Instruction
MS, MEd2 PhD, EdD1
Interdisciplinary Studies
BS

College of Engineering

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Engineering MEngr DEngr
Interdisciplinary Engineering BS MS PhD
Safety Engineering MS
Systems Engineering MEngr
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Computer Science
BS MS, MCS PhD
Computing
BA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Electrical Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
BS
Industrial Distribution
BS MID
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
BS
Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
BS
Technical Management
METM
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Engineering Systems Management
MS
Industrial Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Department of Ocean Engineering
Ocean Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD

College of Geosciences

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Environmental Geoscience BS
Geoscience MGsc
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
MS PhD
Meteorology
BS
Department of Geography
Geographic Information Science and Technology
BS
Geography
BS MS PhD
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Geology
BA, BS MS PhD
Geophysics
BS MS PhD
Department of Oceanography
Ocean Science and Technology
MOST
Oceanography
BS MS PhD

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Department of International Affairs
International Affairs
MIA
International Policy
MIP
Department of Public Service and Administration
Public Service and Administration
MPSA

School of Law

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Health Care Law JM
Intellectual Property LLM, MJur
Jurisprudence MJur
Law JD
Laws LLM

College of Liberal Arts

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Women's and Gender Studies BA
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology
BA, BS MA PhD
Maritime Archaeology and Conservation
MS
Department of Communication
Communication
BA MA PhD
Telecommunication Media Studies
BA, BS
Department of Economics
Economics
BA, BS MS PhD
Department of English
English
BA MA PhD
Department of Hispanic Studies
Hispanic Studies
MA PhD1
Spanish
BA
Department of History
History
BA MA PhD
Department of International Studies
Classics
BA
International Studies
BA
Modern Languages
BA
Department of Performance Studies
Performance Studies
BA MA
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Philosophy
BA MA PhD
Department of Political Science
Political Science
BA, BS MA PhD
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Clinical Psychology
PhD
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PhD
Psychology
BA, BS MS PhD
Department of Sociology
Sociology
BA, BS MS PhD

College of Medicine

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Education for Health Care Professionals MS
Medical Sciences MS PhD
Medicine MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Department of Humanities in Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Medical Physiology
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Department of Moecular and Cellular Medicine
Department of Neurosciences and Experimental Therapeutics
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Pathology
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Primary Care Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Department of Radiology
Department of Surgery

College of Nursing

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Forensic Nursing MSN
Nursing BSN
Nursing Education MSN

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Pharmacy PharmD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Public Health

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Epidemiology and Environmental Health DrPH
Health Administration MHA
Health Policy and Management MSPH
Health Services Research PhD
Occupational Safety and Health MPH
Public Health BS
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Biostatistics
MPH
Epidemiology
MPH
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Environmental Health
MPH
Department of Health Policy and Management
Health Policy and Management
MPH
Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
MPH DrPH

College of Science

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Department of Biology
Biology
BA, BS MS PhD
Microbiology
BS MS PhD
Molecular and Cell Biology
BS
Zoology
BS
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry
BA, BS MS PhD
Department of Mathematics
Applied Mathematical Sciences
BS
Mathematics
BA, BS MS PhD
Quantitative Finance
MS
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy
MS PhD
Physics
BA, BS MS PhD
Applied Physics
PhD
Department of Statistics
Analytics
MS
Statistics
BS MS PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
Biomedical Sciences BS MS PhD
Science and Technology Journalism MS
Veterinary Medicine DVM
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Veterinary Public Health - Epidemiology
MS
Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
University Studies BA, BS
Department of Liberal Studies
Maritime Studies
BA
Department of Marine Biology
Marine Biology
BS MS1 PhD1
Marine Fisheries
BS
Department of Marine Engineering Technology
Marine Engineering Technology
BS
Department of Marine Sciences
Marine Resources Management
MMRM
Marine Sciences
BS
Ocean and Coastal Resources
BS
Department of Maritime Administration
Maritime Administration
BS
Maritime Administration and Logistics
MMAL
Department of Maritime Systems Engineering
Department of Maritime Transportation
Marine Transportation
BS
Division of Foundational Sciences

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Degree Program Baccalaureate Masters Doctorate Professional
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
BS MS, MEngr PhD
Electrical Engineering
BS
Mechanical Engineering
BS
Petroleum Engineering
BS

Texas A&M University currently offers the following programs by distance education:

Undergraduate Degree Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Nursing

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Agricultural Education
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Breeding
  • Master of Agriculture (MAgr) in Agricultural Development
  • Master of Agriculture (MAgr) in Poultry Science
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Bilingual Education
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Administration
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Technology
  • Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Aerospace
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) in Technical Management
  • Master of Geoscience (MGSC) in Geoscience
  • Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) in Industrial Distribution
  • Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) in Jurisprudence
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Laws
  • Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL) in Maritime Administration and Logistics
  • Master of Natural Resource Development (MNRD) in Natural Resource Development
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology
  • Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) in Public Service and Administration
  • Master of Recreation and Resources Development (MRRD) in Recreation and Resources Development
  • Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Systems Management
  • Master of Science (MS) in Analytics
  • Master of Science (MS) in Bilingual Education
  • Master of Science (MS) in Education for Health Care Professionals
  • Master of Science (MS) in Educational Human Resource Development
  • Master of Science (MS) in Energy
  • Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Systems Management
  • Master of Science (MS) in Health Education
  • Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics
  • Master of Science (MS) in Plant Breeding
  • Master of Science (MS) in Safety Engineering
  • Master of Science (MS) in Special Education
  • Master of Science (MS) in Sport Management
  • Master of Science (MS) in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Forensic Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Education
  • Master of Wildlife Science (MWSC) in Wildlife Science

A limited number of graduate certificate programs are available by distance education. Please review them here.

The delivery platform differs among these programs. Most are available 100% online, some are web-supported with interactive video and others require periodic campus visits. The delivery platform in most programs changes depending on the course/program content, needs of the students and their geographic locations. Students should carefully consider distance education and address any specific questions to the department offering the program of interest.

Only a student who is admitted to Texas A&M University may enroll in these distance education programs and the associated courses. A student wishing to enroll in any of the distance education programs must be admitted as a degree-seeking graduate student or as a post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking student. Please see http://admissions.tamu.edu for graduate admissions information.

A student may take up to 12 hours in non-degree-seeking post-baccalaureate status and apply these hours to a master’s program with the approval of the student’s advisory committee, the head of the department (or Chair of the Intercollegiate Faculty, if appropriate), and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies if all admission requirements to the selected master’s program are fulfilled. Courses offered for extension credit may not be used on the student’s degree plan. Post-baccalaureate non-degree status does not establish eligibility for admission to degree-seeking status.

Texas A&M University provides students pursuing a graduate degree by distance a wide variety of student support services, including access to library resources, advising, technology support and course materials acquisition through the online bookstore. A complete listing of services, degree program descriptions, appropriate points of contact within each program, and costs are available through the distance education website at http://distance.tamu.edu. Additional distance education programs are in development. Interested students should check the website periodically for updates. Students should contact the department offering the program for any questions.

State Authorization

State authorization allows Texas A&M University to offer educational opportunities to students among other states and nationwide.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Texas was approved as a SARA state in 2015, and is administered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB.) "The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state." -NC-SARA

Minors

Interdisciplinary

Neuroscience

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Agricultural Communications and Journalism
Agricultural Economics                       
Agricultural Systems Management
AgriFood Sales
Agronomy
Biochemistry
Bioenvironmental Sciences
Entomology
Environmental Soil Science
Extension Education
Financial Planning
Forestry
Genetics
Horticulture
International Agricultural Development
Leadership
Park and Natural Resource Management
Plant Breeding
Poultry Science
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Spatial Sciences
Tourism Management
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Youth Development

College of Architecture

Architectural Fabrication and Product Design
Architectural Heritage Conservation
Art and Architecture History
Art
Facility Management
Game Design and Development
Global Art, Design and Construction
Global Culture and Society
Leadership in the Design and Construction Professions
Sustainable Architecture and Planning
Urban and Regional Planning

Mays Business School

Business

College of Education and Human Development

Applied Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Coaching
Creative Studies
Dance
Human Resource Development
Sport Management
Technology Management

College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
Analysis, Design and Management of Energy Conversion Systems
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Control of Mechanical Systems
Cybersecurity
Design and Simulation of Mechanical Systems
Electrical Engineering
Embedded Systems Integration
Engineering Project Management
Game Design and Development
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Radiological Health Engineering

College of Geosciences

Climate Change
Earth Sciences
Environmental Geosciences
Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST)
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
Meteorology
Oceanography

College of Liberal Arts

Africana Studies
Anthropology
Arabic Studies
Asian Studies
Chinese
Classical Studies
Communication
Comparative Cultural Studies - International 
Comparative Cultural Studies - United States
Economics
English 
Film Studies
French
German
Global Culture and Society
Hispanic Studies for Community Engagement
History
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies
Leadership
Liberal Arts Honors
Museum Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Technology
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Women's and Gender Studies

School of Military Science

Military Studies

School of Public Health

Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health Studies

College of Science

Astrophysics
Bioinformatics
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Physics
Statistics

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Diving Technology and Methods
Marine Biology
Maritime Administration
Maritime Studies
Ocean and Coastal Resources

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Analysis, Design and Management of Energy Conversion Systems Minor
Chemical Engineering Minor
Chemistry Minor
Control of Mechanical Systems Minor
Design and Simulation of Mechanical Systems Minor
Electrical Engineering Minor
Geology Minor
Mathematics Minor
Petroleum Engineering Minor
Physics Minor
Political Science Minor

Certificates

Interdisciplinary

Neuroscience

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Community Recreation and Park Administration
Enology
Equine Science
Hospitality Management 1
International Trade and Agriculture
Meat Science
Parks and Conservation
Professional Event Manager
Public Health Entomology
Tourism Management
Watershed
Youth Development

College of Architecture

Diversity

Mays Business School

Capital Markets and Investments
Commercial Banking
Corporate Finance
Energy Accounting
European Union Business
Internal Audit
International Business Studies
Investment Banking
Investment Banking and Private Equity
Latin American Business
Nonprofit and Social Innovation Certificate
Trading, Risk and Investments

College of Education and Human Development

Creative Studies

College of Engineering

Data Center Operations Engineering
Energy Engineering
Engineering Systems Management
Engineering Therapeutics Manufacturing
Holistic Leadership in Engineering
International Engineering
Petroleum Ventures
Polymer Specialty
Quality Engineering for Regulated Medical Technologies 
Safety Engineering

College of Geosciences

Diversity

College of Liberal Arts

Applied Behavioral Health
Business Economics 
Communication and Global Media 
Communication Leadership and Conflict Management 
Diversity 
Health Communication
Healthy Development
Philosophy Pre-Law 
Psychology of Diversity
Quantitative Economic Methods
Social Media
Strategic Communication
Work and Organizations

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Research and Development
Cultural Competency and Communications in Spanish

School of Military Science

Leadership Study and Development

For more information on undergraduate certificate programs, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.