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2 welcome 4 colleges 18 housing /transportation 20 meal plans 22 life on the island 24 history and traditions 26 islander athletics 28 how to become an islander 30 island day

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discover a university as amazing as you are Discover the Island University and our top-rated degree programs, world-class professors, industry innovation, unique learning/living environment, and a community that cares about one another. The college experience is about challenging your mind while directing your growth toward the person you want to be. Here at the Island University we help to discover your strengths, grow your passions and expand your potential. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island. Combined with palm tree-lined pathways, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a pristine view of the beach and bays, the Island University is a first-choice institution. We are here to help you succeed and reach your goals. We stand strong with all our students during this exciting time and continue to stand alongside our alumni.

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colleges DISCOVER MORE THAN 80 MAJORS

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college of education & human development Integral to the leadership of our future, students in the College of Education and Human Development prepare to serve the educational needs of the global community. With a dual-language laboratory elementary school located right on campus, the college also delivers exemplary field-based teacher preparation programs recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The Department of Kinesiology, located in a state-of-the-art athletic and health science facility, trains future exercise science professionals through their groundbreaking research, award-winning faculty and focus on effective athletic training skills.

undergraduate degrees

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

graduate degrees

School Counseling ...................................................................MS Professional 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

graduate certificates

• Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE)* • Counseling Spanish-Speaking Clients • Educational Diagnostician • Low Incidence Disability • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling* • Principal Certification • Reading Specialist • School Counselor • Superintendent Certification • Supplemental (Bilingual EC-6; Elementary; Gifted and Talented EC-12; ESL EC-12; Secondary)

minors • • • •

Education Kinesiology Basic Military Science Advanced Military Science

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*Indicates online degree programs

teacher certification

Early Childhood to Grade 6 • CORE Subjects • Bilingual CORE Subjects Grades 4–8 • English Language Arts and Reading • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies Grades 7–12 • Computer Science, 8-12 • English Language Arts and Reading • History • Life Science • Mathematics • Physical Science, 6-12 • Social Studies • Speech Communication Early Childhood to Grade 12 • Art • Music • Physical Education • Spanish • Special Education • Theatre


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college of liberal arts The College of Liberal Arts prepares you to meet the challenges of a dynamic and global society. Award-winning faculty provide learning opportunities to develop knowledge, communication, critical thinking skills, social understanding and creative experiences to help you succeed in the modern world. We deliver hands-on, real-world learning through more than 180 partnerships with local organizations. Within the College, the School of Arts, Media and Communication develops and promotes creativity and collaboration among students and faculty in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, media and communication.

undergraduate degrees

minors

Art ...................................................................BA, BFA Communication Studies..................................... 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*

graduate degrees

Studio Art ............................................................MFA Communication ................................................... MA English .................................................................... MA History..................................................................... MA Psychology............................................................ MA Public Administration.......................................MPA

• Art History • Communication Studies • Creative Writing • Criminal Justice • Dance • Digital Journalism • Literary 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, Gender and Sexuality Studies

graduate certificate • Homeland Security

*Indicates online degree programs

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college of science & engineering The College of Science and Engineering help students gain knowledge, acquire skills and experience first-hand innovative technologies of tomorrow. From deep-water assessments to the latest frontier in flight, the College of Science and Engineering prepares 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, find 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 explore beneficial and harmful organisms in clinical and environmental settings. Students in Fisheries and Mariculture can engage in global development through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. A Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science provides students the opportunity for research and training in the vital area of weather and climate science.

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undergraduate degrees

Atmospheric Science..............................................BS Biology......................................................................... BS Biomedical Sciences ...............................................BS Clinical Laboratory Science .................................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

graduate degrees

Biology........................................................................ MS Chemistry................................................................... MS Coastal and Marine System Science ......MS, PhD Computer Science .................................................. MS Environmental Science ......................................... MS Fisheries and Mariculture..................................... MS Geospatial Computer Science.......................... PhD Geospatial Systems Engineering*...................... MS Marine Biology...............................................MS, PhD Mathematics.............................................................. MS

post-baccalaureate certificates

• Geographic Information Science • Geomatics *Indicates online degree programs

undergraduate certificates • Clinical Laboratory Science • UAS Applications Certificate

minors • • • • • • • • • • • •

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

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college of nursing & health sciences Students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences learn the dynamic world of healthcare through the delivery of innovative on-campus and online programs. 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 e-line Military Program, streamline the nursing education path for non-traditional students.

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undergraduate degrees

minors

graduate degrees

graduate certification

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

Administration ........................................ MSN Family Nurse Practitioner*.................. MSN Nurse Educator*..................................... MSN Nursing Practice*.....................................DNP Nursing Science*.....................................PhD Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Woman’s University

*Indicates online degree programs

• Health Science

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

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college of business The College of Business focuses on academic excellence and fosters engagement with the business community to impact both student opportunity and economic development in the Coastal Bend while preparing you for a rewarding career. Attractive scholarships, internships with leading companies, hands-on experiential projects and low-cost study abroad opportunities in Europe, Asia and Latin America are available to help you gain valuable professional experiences. Your degree from the College of Business comes 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. The College also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree on The Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus located in Bryan, Texas. This collaborative new campus includes majors in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing. For more information about any of our business programs, please visit cob.tamucc.edu.

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undergraduate degrees

Accounting*............................................................ BBA Economics ............................................................. BBA Finance.................................................................... BBA General Business*................................................. BBA Management*......................................................... BBA Management Information Systems*.............. BBA Marketing*............................................................... BBA

undergraduate certificates • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

minors • • • • • • • • • • •

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

graduate degrees

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

*Indicates online degree programs

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department of undergraduate studies The Department of Undergraduate Studies focuses on assisting enrolled students to succeed by providing the First-Year Learning Communities Program and the Honors Program. For future Islanders, our partnership with Flour Bluff High School enriches the academic careers of University Preparatory High School (UPHS) students and Islander Academy participants each year. First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) All 2,000 first-year students at TAMU-CC register for learning communities consisting of two to four linked courses — one of which is First-Year Seminar — with a cohort of 20 to 25 of their peers. These small learning communities help students make a successful academic and social transition to the Island University by connecting them to faculty, resources and other students. FYLCP students will: • Explore connections between their classes • Develop critical thinking, communication, research and information literacy skills • Enhance their ability to learn through reading, writing, discussion and collaboration • Reflect on their personal values, goals and strengths FYLCP students participate in a First-Year Symposium at the end of the fall semester and have the opportunity to present original research at the First-Year Research Conference in the spring. For more information about the FYLCP, please visit dugs.tamucc.edu/fylcp.

honors program

The Honors Program provides the same opportunities distinguished students may enjoy at an exclusive, private liberal arts university within the broader advantages imparted by a larger public university. This experiential program goes beyond just classroom learning and helps you to reach your greatest intellectual potential. Admitted students take 18 hours in addition to their major, receive scholarship funding, opportunities to work on original research, study abroad, travel and engage with a community of like-minded individuals. To learn more about the benefits, requirements and admissions process please visit honors.tamucc.edu.

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 is no excuse to miss a class, meeting or event. It is 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.

Support

Islander Housing professionals 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.

apply for housing

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. Apply for housing online at housing.tamucc.edu.

all housing includes

transportation

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

• All Islanders ride CCRTA busses for free • CCRTA routes take Islanders to shopping and entertainment areas • Free weekday shuttle between Momentum and Island Campuses • Parking permits for personal vehicles required

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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 town home 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).

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campus meal plans Wide variety of meal plans available for commuters and Momentum Village residents Residential meal plan required for Miramar residents Dining hall open 7 days a week with an available take-out area Vegetarian, vegan and made-without-gluten meals available Late night food options at the Islander food truck Learn more about meal plans offered at: mealplans.tamucc.edu

Other dining options

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life on the island

There is more to an Islander education than just labs and lectures. TAMU-CC offers over 100 recognized student organizations, an active Greek community, recreation and club sports, intramurals, volunteer and leadership opportunities and so much more. We actively encourage students to explore their interests, try new things, meet new people and get the most out of their college experience.

Stroll across the street and dip your toes into the warm waters of Corpus Christi Bay, or sit on University Beach and enjoy the nesting shorebirds each summer.

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The Dugan Wellness Center offers basketball courts, group fitness classes, free weights, cardio equipment and even a cardio theater. For a small fee, Islanders can also rent outdoor equipment such as camping gear, kayaks, surfboards, disc golf sets and much more! Walk, bike, rollerblade or jog while taking in the splendor of Ward Island’s natural environment on the University Hike and Bike Trail. Spanning almost 1.5 miles, the trail will have you walking on the wilder side of campus. It’s not uncommon to spot some of the University’s resident raccoons, opossums and migratory birds while trekking on this lighted trail.

Known as the “living room” of the campus, the University Center is your relaxation destination. Grab an open spot in front of the big screens in the Tejas lounge or challenge your roomie to a Guitar Hero battle royale in the Breakers Gameroom.

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

homecoming

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.

ring wish

Symbolizing their future goals, the “Islander Ring Wish” involves students receiving a sand dollar inside their ring box then walking to Lee Plaza and tossing it into the fountain for good luck.

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the big event

This one-day experience encourages 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.

aloha days

To develop new friendships with other students on the Island University, incoming freshmen attend a three-day camp and learn Islander traditions via interactive skits and activities.

convocation

This annual ceremony officially welcomes First-Year Islanders to campus and celebrates the beginning of the students’ entry into the Islander community.

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. 25


cheer like an islander Get your game face on and cheer the Islanders on to victory! As an Islanders fan you will create lifetime memories! Your SandDollar$ ID is your free pass to every exciting home game both on campus and at the American Bank Center. Join the "Blue Crew" — the official Islander athletics booster club — for pre-game tailgating events and special activities to instill the vibrant Islander spirit.

Islander athletes receive the very best care in the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries from Islander Athletic Training Staff and Team Physicians. The facility includes state-of-the-art equipment, staff offices and a physician's exam room. The athletic training staff is joined by a host of undergraduate athletic training students who are enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program at the University.

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men’s sports

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Tennis Track and Field Track and Field includes both indoor and outdoor.

women’s sports

Basketball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Volleyball

joseph kilgore

texas a&m university-corpus christi islanders men’s basketball & 2018 state farm college slam dunk contest champion

working toward a mid-major breakthrough • 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

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high school diploma requirements

Complete the online application at applytexas.org

First-time freshmen seeking admission should graduate high school with one of the following diploma types: • (HB5) Distinguished Achievement • (UAP) Recommended • (UAP) Distinguished

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

Submit your official high school transcript or GED scores

priority application dates

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

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

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

Fall Semester: March 1 Spring Semester: November 1 Summer Semester: April 1

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

high school course requirements

Applicants following the Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) High School program must meet the following high school unit requirements:

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 below. The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component. New Redesigned SAT Composite Score

Class Rank

SAT Composite Score

(March 2016 administration and forward)

ACT Composite Score

Top 25%

No Minimum

No Minimum

No Minimum

2nd Quarter

1000

1080

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3rd Quarter

1100

1170

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4th Quarter

1200

1270

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ENGLISH 4 Units English I, II, III, IV LABORATORY SCIENCE 4 Units At least one credit must be in Biology, Chemistry or Physics MATHEMATICS 4 Units Algebra I*, Geometry*, Algebra II* and a higher math

SOCIAL STUDIES 3 Units Economics, World History, World Geography Studies, U.S. History, U.S. Government FOREIGN LANGUAGE 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.

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financial aid

Complete the online application for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov School Code: 011161 Financial Aid Priority Dates Fall/Spring Semester: January 15 Summer Semester: April 1 361.825.2338 email: faoweb@tamucc.edu OSFA.TAMUCC.EDU

customized tuition and fee plans available for each program at tuition.tamucc.edu

scholarships

Entering Freshman Scholarship Program Your application for admission via Apply Texas will serve as your scholarship application Deadline: December 1 General Student Scholarships Freshman/Transfer/Current/International Student Apply at scholarships.tamucc.edu Deadline: March 1 361.825.3703 Email: scholarships@tamucc.edu SCHOLARSHIPS.TAMUCC.EDU

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island day

Spend the day with us at one of our Island Day campus preview events. • Tour the campus with Island Ambassadors • Learn about our exceptional degree programs • Meet our faculty and current students • Get help on your application and financial aid forms • Find out about available student services • Check out our on-campus housing

Island Day is an event created especially for you, your family and friends to enjoy great food and fellowship.

take a tour

The Islander Welcome Center is open throughout the week to give customized 60-90 minute tours, as well as maps and details on getting enrolled. You will meet University representatives who can answer questions on applications, financial aid and everything you need to know to get a head start on admission.

make your reservation on our website for one of the following dates: October 20, 2018

November 17, 2018 February 2, 2019 April 6, 2019 Visit: islandday.tamucc.edu

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Islander Welcome Center/Tours .............. 361.825.8687 Admissions ...................................................... 361.825.7024 Academic Testing ......................................... 361.825.2334 Bookstore ........................................................ 361.825.2603 Bursar (Business Office) ............................ 361.825.2600 Disability Services .......................................... 361.825.5816 Financial Aid ................................................... 361.825.2338 Greek Life ......................................................... 361.825.5778 Honors Program ............................................ 361.825.3926 Housing ........................................... 361.825.HOME (4663) Registrar ........................................................... 361.825.2624 Scholarships .................................................... 361.825.3703 Student Activities and Organizations ... 361.825.2707 Veterans Affairs .............................................. 361.825.2331

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OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT & ADMISSIONS 6300 OCEAN DRIVE, UNIT 5774 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78412-5774

questions?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Recruitment & Admissions 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774 1.800.4.TAMUCC or email recruitment@tamucc.edu Visit: FutureIslander.tamucc.edu

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