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12,202 Total Student Enrollment

9,960 Undergraduate Students

2,242 Graduate Students

23:1 Student-toFaculty Ratio


150+

Student Clubs and Organizations

Our colors are

Blue & Green

2,832 Living on Campus

We are the Our mascot is

Izzy the Islander

* Fall 2016 Student Enrollment Reports


6 Steps to Becoming an Islander: Freshman Students

1

Complete the online application at applytexas.org

2

Submit the $40 application fee. ($75 for International Students)

3

Have your high school send an official transcript to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Recruitment & Admissions 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5774

4 If you have any questions, contact the Office of Recruitment & Admissions at 1.800.4.TAMUCC or email admiss@tamucc.edu Visit FutureIslander.tamucc.edu

If you have prior college credits, have those colleges send official transcripts to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions.

5

Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to the University. The codes are: SAT, 0366; ACT, 4045

6

Meet standards of the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy (UAP). More information online at admissions.tamucc.edu


HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

First-time freshmen seeking admission should graduate high school with ONE of the following diploma types:

Your application, application fee, transcripts, test scores and all documentation must be received by the Office of Recruitment & Admissions by:

Fall Semester: March 1 Deadline: July 1

• Distinguished Achievement (HB5) • Recommended (UAP) • Distinguished (UAP)

Class Rank

Old SAT Composite Score (Prior to March 2016)

New SAT Composite Score (March 2016 and forward)

ACT Composite Score

Top 25%

No Minimum

No Minimum

No Minimum

2nd Quarter

1000

1080

21

3rd Quarter

1100

1170

23

4th Quarter

1200

1270

27

AUTOMATIC ADMISSION STANDARDS Students who have met the required diploma type may obtain automatic admission to the University by meeting the SAT/ACT requirement by class rank quartile according to the table on the right.

Spring Semester: November 1 Summer Semester: April 1

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS Applicants following the Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program must meet the following high school unit requirements:

ENGLISH 4 Units English I, II, III, IV

MATHEMATICS 4 Units Algebra I*, Geometry*, Algebra II* and a higher math

LABORATORY SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4 Units At least one credit must be in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

3 Units Economics, World History, World Geography Studies, U.S. History, U.S. Government

2 Units The credits must consist of any two consecutive units in the same language

Applicants following Distinguished Achievement (HB5) high school program will have their high school transcript evaluated to determine successful completion of required curriculum and endorsement units. *Identifies course required to satisfy curriculum unit. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi admission requirements are in compliance with and are subject to change according to the regulations outlined in Texas Education Code (TEC) section 51.803-51.809 under the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy.


6 Steps to Becoming an Islander: Transfer Students

1

Complete the online application at applytexas.org

2

Submit the $40 application fee. ($75 for International Students)

3

Submit your official high school transcript or GED scores to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions. (Not needed for students with 24 or more credit hours)

4

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Recruitment & Admissions 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5774

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Recruitment & Admissions at 1.800.4.TAMUCC or email admiss@tamucc.edu Visit FutureIslander.tamucc.edu

5

Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to the University. The codes are: SAT, 0366; ACT, 4045

(Not needed for students with 24 or more credit hours)

6

Optional: Submit any of the following items to supplement your application for admission: • Letter(s) of recommendation • Résumé • Essay • Personal statement • Special circumstances


FOR TRANSFERRING FRESHMEN (1-23 Transfer Hours) You will apply for admission as a transferring freshman if you: • Have enrolled at another institution after graduating from high school or earning a GED, and • Have or will have earned 1-23 transferable college credit hours at the time of your intended transfer. • Applicants must meet Freshmen Admission requirements found at: FutureIslander.tamucc.edu

TRANSFER STUDENT REQUIREMENTS (Students applying with 24 or more credit hours)

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) A cumulative 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

STATUS REQUIREMENTS

Must have 24 or more credit hours and be eligible to return to your previous institution.

REGULAR TRANSFER ADMISSION

Obtaining automatic admission to the University holds no extra conditions for applicants, though additional requirements may exist for those pursuing certain degree programs (e.g., nursing).

You will apply for admission as a transfer student if you: • Have enrolled at another institution after graduating from high school or earning a GED, and • Have earned 24 or more transferable college credit hours at the time of your intended transfer.

• If you have more than 24 credit hours, you cannot disregard your college record and apply for admission as a freshman. • You cannot transfer any remedial or duplicate college credits. • Repeated courses are calculated within the GPA according to the standards and rules of the granting institution. • A&M-Corpus Christi requires its students to have six credit hours in one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL) in order to graduate. Note: This requirement may be fulfilled with two credits in one foreign language or ASL from high school. If you met this requirement in high school, you must submit an official high school transcript to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions.

FOR TRANSFERRING STUDENTS (24 or more Transfer Hours)

OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU APPLY:

HAVE MILITARY CREDIT?

Some of the courses you took while serving in the military may be applicable to certain degree plans. Submit official military transcripts when you apply to have your records reviewed. Learn how to obtain your military transcript by contacting the Office of Veterans Affairs at 361.825.2331.

PRIORITY APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

Your application, application fee, transcripts, test scores and all documentation must be received by the Office of Recruitment & Admissions by:

Fall Semester: March 1 Deadline: July 1

WONDERING WHAT CREDITS WILL TRANSFER?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has developed helpful transfer guides to specifically address which credits will transfer by major. Visit our guides at: enrollat.tamucc.edu/transferguides

Spring Semester: December 1 Summer Semester: May 1


Customized Tuition and Fee Plans available for each program at tuition.tamucc.edu

Financial Aid Fill out the online application for Financial Aid at fafsa.ed.gov The school code for Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi is 011161

Financial Aid Deadlines: FALL SEMESTER March 31 SPRING SEMESTER November 1 SUMMER SEMESTER February 15 Contact the Financial Aid Office: 361.825.2338 osfa.tamucc.edu

Scholarships Scholarship requirements and eligibility available online at scholarships.tamucc.edu

FRESHMAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline: December 1 GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Incoming Freshman/Transfer/Current Student

Deadline: March 1 Contact the Scholarship Office: 361.825.3703 email: scholarships@tamucc.edu


COLLEGES DISCOVER MORE THAN 80 MAJORS


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS The College of Business is focused on academic excellence and engagement with the business community to impact both student opportunity and economic development in the Coastal Bend. We offer innovative degree options that prepare students for rewarding careers in business. The College also has developed a number of degree features to give students the most rewarding possible experience such as attractive scholarships, internships with leading companies, hands-on experiential projects and low-cost study abroad opportunities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Degrees from the College of Business come with the added distinction of the school’s accreditation in business and accounting by the AACSB, a recognition achieved by less than one percent of universities in the United States.

Undergraduate Degrees

Minors

Graduate Degrees

A . ccounting....................................BBA *Business Administration...................BBA Economics.....................................BBA Finance......................................... BBA General Business.............................BBA Management.................................. BBA Management Information Systems....BBA Marketing......................................BBA

Accounting.......................................MAcc *Business...........................................MBA

• Accounting • Business Administration • Economics • Entrepreneurship • Human Resource Management • International Business • Management • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Personal Financial Planning

* Indicates online degree programs

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT The College of Education and Human Development has earned its place as one of the best in the country, providing the hands-on experience, skills and online programs students need to lead in the 21st century. The College has a dual-language laboratory elementary school located right on campus and exemplary field-based teacher preparation programs recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The Department of Kinesiology supports groundbreaking research, provides excellence in preparing future exercise science professionals with athletic training skills and features a state-of-the-art athletic and health science facility and an awardwinning faculty.

Undergraduate Degrees Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Education)......BSIS Kinesiology....................................................BS

Minors

• Advanced Military Science

• Basic Military Science

• Education

• Kinesiology

Teacher Certification Early Childhood to Grade 6

• Generalist with Early Childhood Specialization • Generalist with Reading Specialization • Bilingual Generalist, EC-4

Grades 4-8

• English Language Arts and Reading • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies

Grades 8-12

• Computer Science • English Language Arts and Reading • History • Life Science • Mathematics • Physical Science • Social Studies • Speech Communication

Early Childhood to Grade 12

• Art • Music • Physical Education • Spanish • Special Education • Theatre Arts

Graduate Degrees

Counseling.....................................................MS Counselor Education........................................ PhD Curriculum and Instruction.................................MS, PhD Early Childhood Education................................MS Educational Administration...............................MS Educational Leadership....................................EdD Elementary Education......................................MS Instructional Design and Educational Technology..MS *Kinesiology.....................................................MS *Reading.........................................................MS Secondary Education.......................................MS Special Education............................................MS

• School Counselor • Superintendent Certification • Supplemental (Bilingual, Gifted and Talented, ESL)

Graduate Certification

• • • • • •

Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE) Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients Educational Diagnostician Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling Principal Certification Reading Specialist

* Indicates online degree programs

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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING From deep-water assessment to the latest frontier in flight, the College of Science and Engineering is preparing students with studies in computing sciences, engineering, physical, environmental and life sciences and mathematics. Mechanical and electrical engineering students, as well as computer science majors, are finding solutions to dangerous, difficult and expensive problems that will soon be tackled by unmanned systems. Marine scientists are using remotely operated vehicles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, identifying new species, maintaining and restoring oyster reefs and exploring the diversity of aquatic life with genomics. Life science students are exploring beneficial and harmful organisms in clinical and environmental settings. Some students in Fisheries and Mariculture engage in global

Undergraduate Degrees Atmospheric Science........................BS Biology........................................... BS Biomedical Sciences..........................BS Chemistry........................................BS Computer Science............................BS Electrical Engineering........................BS Environmental Science......................BS Geographic Information Systems........BS Geology..........................................BS Mathematics....................................BS Mechanical Engineering....................BS Mechanical Engineering Technology...BS Physics............................................BS

development through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. A new Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science provides students opportunity for research and training in the vital area of weather and climate science. The University is also home to a National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance, a nationally certified program in Clinical Laboratory Science, the premier Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) program in the country, a new Ph.D. in Geospatial Computing and the Center for Coastal Studies.

Minors

• Atmospheric Science • Biology • Chemistry • Computer Science • Environmental Science • Geographic Information Science • Geography • Geology • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering Technology • Physics

Graduate Degrees

Biology............................................. MS Chemistry........................................MS Coastal and Marine System Science.....MS, PhD Computer Science............................. MS Environmental Science...................... MS Fisheries and Mariculture...................MS Geospatial Computing Sciences.........PhD Geospatial Surveying Engineering......MS Marine Biology.................................MS, PhD Mathematics....................................MS

.Post-Baccalaureate Certificates • Clinical Laboratory Science • Geographic Information Science • Geomatics

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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to meet the challenges of a dynamic, global society. Our award-winning faculty provides learning opportunities to develop knowledge, communication, criticalthinking skills, social understanding and creative experiences needed to succeed in the modern world. We offer hands-on learning beyond the classroom through more than 180 partnerships with local organizations. Within the College, the School of Arts, Media and Communication serves to develop and promote collaboration, innovation and creation among students and faculty in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, media and communication.

Undergraduate Degrees

.Art.............................................. BA, BFA Communication............................BA Criminal Justice.............................BS English........................................ BA Graphic Design............................BA History........................................BA Media Arts....................................BA Music.........................................BA, BM Philosophy....................................BA Political Science ............................BA Psychology...................................BA Sociology.....................................BA Spanish....................................... BA Theatre........................................BA

Undergraduate Certificates • Dance • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) • Writing for Nonprofits

Minors

• Art History • Communication • Creative Writing • Criminal Justice • Digital Journalism • English (Literature) • European Union Studies • History • Latin American Studies • Mexican American Studies • Music • Music Industry • Philosophy

• Political Science • Pre-Law • Psychology • Public Relations • Religious Studies • Social Work • Sociology • Spanish • Studio Art • Technical/Professional Writing • Theatre • Women and Gender Studies

Graduate Degrees Studio Art......................MA, MFA Communication.............MA English.........................MA History..........................MA Psychology....................MA Public Administration......

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COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES The College of Nursing and Health Sciences brings the dynamic world of healthcare to the forefront of education through the delivery of innovative on-campus and online programs. Students experience challenging healthcare situations in safe, state-of-the-art simulated environments while receiving support from expert faculty. Honored by the White House and U.S. News & World Report, our distance learning programs, including the one-of-a-kind eLine Military Program, streamline the nursing education path for non-traditional students.

Undergraduate Degrees

Health Sciences.......... BSHS Nursing.................... BSN, RN/BSN

Minors

• Health Science

Graduate Degrees

Nursing.................... MSN Nursing.................... DNP Nursing.................... PhD Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Woman’s University

Graduate Certification

• Family Nurse Practitioner • Health Care Administration • Leadership in Nursing Systems • Nurse Educator

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The newly created Department of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) is home to several programs that support undergraduate student success. Each year, we engage more than 2,000 new freshmen students in our First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP). Our Honors Program supports more than 100 undergraduate students across our five colleges. Through the Honors Program, students benefit from specialized seminars, rigorous learning experiences and an innovative “Project of Excellence,” where they see first-hand examples of diverse scholarly research activity.

DEPARTMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

First-Year Learning Communities Our award-winning, nationally recognized model utilizes small learning groups to encourage students to draw connections across different fields of study and apply those connections to the real world. Students develop their critical thinking skills through significant learning experiences; clarify their personal values, goals and strengths; and develop their abilities to learn through collaboration.

Honors Program Enhance your undergraduate experience by deepening your love of learning with: • Faculty mentoring to ensure your path to a career or graduate school • Distinctive library privileges • Access to the Honors Study Room and Honors Housing Floor in Coral Hall at Miramar • Specially designed classes that provide a challenging yet supportive academic environment • Access to Honors Program Scholarships, including some for study abroad • Sponsored travel to research conferences

Undergraduate Degrees Applied Arts and Sciences................... BAS University Studies................................ BA, BS, BAS

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Drop Your Anchor at Islander Housing Outstanding Value Room rates include all utilities, even laundry! Financial aid can be used to pay for housing.

Location, Location, Location There’s no excuse to miss a class, meeting or event. It’s easy to take advantage of campus resources when you live so close to everything!

Safety Safety is a priority, which is evident through the electronic key system and restricted access facilities. The University Police Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All Housing Includes: • Fully furnished units • High-speed internet • All-inclusive rent with utilities • Electronic locks • Swimming pools and recreation facilities • Individual leases • Roommate matching

Support Islander Housing professional and student staff are invested in your success. They are just a phone call away and some staff live on-site.

Outperform Your Peers Studies consistently show resident students are more likely to graduate on time and with a higher GPA.

Transportation:

Apply for Housing

• All Islanders ride the CCRTA bus for free

Students must apply for housing if they wish to live on campus. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Students wishing to select a specific room type or who have disability-related accommodation needs should apply for housing as early as possible to have the most room options available.

• CCRTA routes take Islanders to

Apply for housing online at housing.tamucc.edu.

shopping and entertainment areas • Free weekday shuttle between Momentum Village and Island Campus • Residents may bring a vehicle


Located on the Island Campus, Miramar is the best choice for first-year students and those wanting a traditional campus living experience. With residence hall and apartment floor plans, there are many options and it only takes a few minutes to walk from your room to class. Leases are for the 9-month academic year (August-May) with optional summer leases.

Momentum Village is located on the Momentum Campus and features apartment and townhome floor plans. It’s the perfect location for upperclassmen students. You can ride a bike or take the free shuttle to the Island Campus. Featuring study rooms, a pool, 24-hour gym and other recreational amenities, Momentum Village offers an engaging residential experience. Leases are for 12 months (August-July).


Campus Meal Plans Wide variety of meal options in an “all-you-care-to-eat� setting Take-out area available Vegetarian, vegan and made without gluten meals available Open 7 days a week Choose from a variety of meal plans A residential meal plan is required for Miramar residents, while Momentum Village residents have the option of selecting any residential or commuter meal plan. Learn more about the meal plans offered at: mealplans.tamucc.edu


Get Immersed In Your Studies


Cutting-edge research and unique learning experiences provide the opportunities that will lead you to an exciting career after graduation.

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE •

With lifelike patient simulators in the nursing labs

In the classrooms of the Early Childhood Development Center

On a world-class stage in the School of Arts, Media & Communication

In oil spill cleanup exercises

Preparing taxes for community members through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


History and Tradition on the Island Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi traces its beginning back to 1947, when Ward Island became the home of the University of Corpus Christi with 312 students enrolled. In 1989, the University joined the Texas A&M University System and has since grown to five colleges. The Island University now has more than 12,000 students from across the nation and 50 countries.

HOMECOMING Our annual homecoming spans an entire week. The Tip-Off Picnic, Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally, Friday Fiesta and Tailgate Party are just a few of the traditions culminating with a basketball game and naming of the Homecoming Court.

ISLANDER REVUE From dance routines and cultural performances to choreographed showstoppers, the “Islander Revue” music and dance extravaganza showcases a friendly competition of our talented student groups and organizations.

ALOHA DAYS During Aloha Days, incoming freshmen attend a three-day camp, learning Islander traditions via skits and activities while making friends with other students new to the Island University.


THE BIG EVENT This one-day experience allows students to engage in civic responsibility and connect with the Corpus Christi community while learning valuable leadership skills as they plan, promote and organize events to help those in need.

ISLANDER LIGHTS This annual launch of the holiday season covers the campus in blue and green lights. Islander Lights features holiday activities, music, food and collects donations for Toys for Tots.

CONVOCATION

RING WISH

These annual ceremonies officially welcome First-Year Islanders to campus and celebrate the beginning of the students’ entry into the Islander community.

Our semiannual ring ceremony includes the “Islander Ring Wish” tradition in which students receive a sand dollar, symbolizing their future goals, inside their ring box. The students then walk to Lee Plaza to toss their sand dollars into the Lee Plaza fountain.


Cheer Like An Islander


As an Islanders fan, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime! Students get in free to all the games on campus and at the American Bank Center, with your SandDollar$ ID. Join the “Blue Crew” for invites to pre-game tailgating events and special activities, then cheer on the Islanders to victory!

ISLANDERS

Member of the Southland Conference

The Islanders are poised to build on past successes: • 16 teams of competition in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics • Member of the Southland Conference • 38 Conference Championships since becoming a Division I member in 1998-99 • 17 NCAA Tournament appearances • 3 Individual National Champions


Spend the day with us at one of our Island Day campus preview events. • Tour the campus with our Island Ambassadors • Learn about our many degree programs • Meet our faculty and current students • Get help on your application and financial aid forms • Find out about our student services • Check out our on-campus housing We’ve designed the day especially for you, your family and friends. You’ll enjoy great food and fellowship on this special day.

TAKE A TOUR The Islander Welcome Center is open throughout the week to give personal tours, maps and details on getting accepted. Tours last 60-90 minutes. You’ll get to speak with University representatives who can answer questions on how to apply, financial aid and everything you need to know to get ahead on admission.

Call or click for details and to make an appointment

361.825.8687 or tour.tamucc.edu

Make your reservation on our website for one of the following dates:

October 21, 2017 November 4, 2017 February 3, 2018 April 7, 2018 Visit: islandday.tamucc.edu or call 361.825.8687 for details


MOST DIALED LIST Islander Welcome Center/Tours .........361.825.8687 Registrar............................................361.825.7024 or 1.800.4.TAMUCC (1.800.482.6822) Admissions........................................361.825.2624 University Switchboard.......................361.825.5700 Miramar Apartments

Academic Testing.............................. 361.825.2334

Miramar Apartments

Bookstore........................................ 361.825.2603 Bursar (Business Office)...................... 361.825.2600

Miramar Apartments Miramar Apartments

Disability Services...............................361.825.5816 Dining Hall

Financial Aid..................................... 361.825.2338

Miramar Apartments

Greek Life..........................................361.825.5778 Honors Program............................... 361.825.3926 Housing...............................361.825.HOME (4663) Scholarships......................................361.825.3703 Student Activities and Organizations....361.825.2707 Veterans Affairs...................................361.825.2331

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