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 , 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.
Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional levels. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on the SACSCOC website (www.sacscoc.org).
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Agricultural Economics with Finance and Real Estate Option curriculum is accredited by the Appraisal Foundation Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.
Agricultural Science is accredited by the State Board of Educator Certification and the Texas Education Agency.
Agricultural Systems Management curriculum is recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
Biological and Agricultural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Biochemistry and Biophysics curriculum is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Forestry curriculum is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
Food Science and Technology curriculum is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Forensics and Investigative Sciences program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
The Rangeland option of the Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management curriculum is accredited by the Society for Range Management (SRM).
The Management option of the Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management curriculum meets the Wildlife Society’s certification requirements for Associate Wildlife Biologist.
The Fisheries and Aquaculture option of the Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management curriculum meets the American Fisheries Society’s requirements for Associate Fisheries Professional.
College of Architecture
Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
Construction Science curriculum is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
Landscape Architecture curriculum is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
The Master’s curricular in Urban and Regional Planning curriculum is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
Mays Business School
The baccalaureate and master’s curricula in Mays Business School are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
College of Dentistry
Dentistry degree program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
College of Education and Human Development
Programs in professional education at Texas A&M University are approved and fully accredited by the State Board of Educator Certification and the Texas Education Agency.
Counseling Psychology and School Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CaATe).
College of Engineering
Undergraduate programs in Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Nuclear, Ocean, and Petroleum Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Undergraduate programs in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, Industrial Distribution, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology, are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Bush School of Government and Public Service
The Master of Public Service and Administration degree in the Bush School of Government and Public Service is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
College of Liberal Arts
Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
College of Medicine
Medical Education degree program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
College of Nursing
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The PharmD curriculum in the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
School of Public Health
Public Health degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (This includes the undergraduate degree program)
The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
College of Science
The undergraduate program in Chemistry is accredited by they American Chemical Society (ACS).
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).
Texas A&M University at Galveston
The undergraduate program in Marine Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.