Nov 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic and Student Services



The University provides a variety of academic support services that complement the academic programs and help students reach their educational goals.

New Student Orientations

Islander Launch (new student orientation) provides first-year students with information regarding academic advising and registration. Academic Advisors assist students in selecting the appropriate courses for their first semester at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. We offer in-person and virtual opportunities to gain information, become familiar with campus resources, and learn how to register for classes in an online platform.  The Islander Launch experience is offered prior to fall and spring semesters. 

Academic Advising Centers

Academic advising centers are housed in University College and staffed by full-time academic advisors who are available to assist students with their educational plans, course selections, degree requirements, and other academic matters. Academic advisors support students from the time of their initial enrollment to the successful attainment of their educational goals. To locate your academic advisor and/or find out more about advising, visit the web site at https://ucoll.tamucc.edu/advisors/advisors1.html.

Office of Academic Testing

The Office of Academic Testing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi serves the student population and the Coastal Bend community with their testing needs. For information on TExES examinations, see the “College of Education and Human Development ” section of the catalog. Please visit http://testing.tamucc.edu or call (361) 825-2334 for other services provided by this office.

Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA)

The Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) is committed to providing academic support services to help students reach their educational goals and to succeed in the university environment. CASA programs are designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of University students. These academic support services include tutorials, Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction, mentorship, developmental education (TSI), and student retention assistance. Students are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Student Achievement, located in the Glasscock Student Success Center (GSSC-CASA), at 361.825.5933 or to visit our website at http://casa.tamucc.edu for hours of operation, our programs’ details, and schedules of services.

CASA Services

The needs of students attending CASA are individually assessed and academic support services are recommended to aid students in reaching their academic goals. Services are available to all A&M-Corpus Christi students. In order to utilize academic support services such as tutoring and writing support, one must be enrolled at or an alumnus of A&M Corpus Christi.

First Islanders Scholars’ Academy

CASA’s First Islanders Scholars’ Academy (FISA) is a program designed to assist first-generation students through peer and professional staff mentorship. Students will belong to a group of like-minded students and find engagement in campus resources and academic success workshops. The FISA mentoring team works one-on-one with students to track their academic progress and to build a supportive mentoring relationship to aid in navigating the University, assistance in overcoming challenges or barriers to success, and networking opportunities with peers and colleagues. To join FISA, a voluntary academic and social program, please contact Martha Gutiérrez at Martha.Gutierrez@tamucc.edu or at 361.825.2893.

CASA Peer Mentors

The CASA Peer Mentorship Program assists first-year students in collaboration with the First Year Program.  CASA peer mentors are academically successful upper-division and graduate students who are trained to help first-year students make a smooth transition while fostering habits for academic success and integration. For additional information, please call us at 361.825.5933 or email casa@tamucc.edu.

Academic Collegiate Excellence (ACE)

Academic Collegiate Excellence is a program designed to assist students who are currently on scholastic probation through the use of metacognitive learning strategies workshops and one-on-one meetings with Scholastic Performance Specialists.

Scholastic Performance Specialists work closely with students to identify and enhance learning behaviors and strategies for academic success. In an effort to increase academic student success, the program generates an individualized academic recovery plan to assist students as they work towards good academic standing. For more information on the ACE Program, please contact us 361.825.5933 or at casa@tamucc.edu.

Starfish

Hosted by CASA, Starfish Early Alert and Connect is an academic early alert system for undergraduate students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The software is designed to support faculty course progress feedback for students and to help connect students with their “Success Network” comprised of faculty, advisors, mentors and other campus support units. For additional information, please contact Nicholas.Gentry@tamucc.edu or John.Fortiscue@tamucc.edu. 

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

CASA provides Supplemental Instruction (SI) that is designed to increase student performance and retention. This program targets large entry-level courses and provides regularly scheduled out-of-class, peer facilitated sessions by a highly trained Supplemental Instructor Leaders. Schedules are available online at http://casa.tamucc.edu. For additional information, we invite you to call us at 361.825.5933 or to email casa@tamucc.edu.

Texas Success Initiative Advising (TSI) Support

Academic Success Coaches at CASA coordinate the Texas Success Initiative Program for TAMUCC. TSI requirements are detailed under the ”Texas Success Initiative (TSI) ” section of the “Admission ” chapter. While Academic Success Coaches support all students, conditionally admitted students, and students who have not met college-readiness in one or more content areas of the TSI assessment are their primary focus. Success Coaches work with those students to enroll in the appropriate developmental education course(s) and track progress through completion of all TSI and admission requirements. For additional information, please call the Academic Success Coaches at 361.825.2977 or email casa@tamucc.edu.

Tutorials Program

CASA’s Tutorial Program, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association,  provides tutorial services to students in most core courses facilitated by trained and faculty-recommended successful upper-division and graduate students. Disciplines include mathematics, science, statistics, business and accounting, among others. For schedules of tutorials, please visit http://casa.tamucc.edu. For additional information, please call us at 361.825.5933 or email casa@tamucc.edu.

The Writing Center

The CASA Writing Center supports the writing process of all University writers, from freshmen to graduate students, as well as to alumni, faculty, and staff. The Writing Center offers face-to-face and online writing consultations. We also provide faculty-requested writing workshops. Though the Writing Center does accept walk-in sessions based on consultant availability, it is strongly encouraged those seeking assistance schedule an appointment by visiting: http://casa.tamucc.edu.

Most sessions are 30 minutes in length for undergraduate writers. For additional information, please contact Kristen.Ruggles@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.3490.

Mary and Jeff Bell Library

For information on library resources and services, see “Mary and Jeff Bell Library ” in the catalog section entitled “The University .”

Computing Resources

For information on computing resources, see “Campus Facilities ” in the catalog section entitled “The University .”

Student Services

Student Engagement and Success (SEAS)

Student Engagement and Success aims to foster a healthy academic climate and professional atmosphere that promotes and encourages student leadership, learning, and growth. Services and programs are designed to meet the needs of students with varied backgrounds and interests. Music, arts, special events, and multicultural programs contribute to a positive experience on campus and promote an understanding of a diverse and changing global community.

Student Engagement and Success is made up of various departments, including Career Services, Housing, Recreational Sports, University Center, Student Activities, Student Conduct, Disability Services, University Counseling Center, and University Health Center. The Division collaborates with all departments on campus to assist students in the attainment of their personal and academic goals.

A major strength of A&M-Corpus Christi is that students participate in a variety of out-of-class activities. Activities begin with orientation and include a variety of campus organizations and sports clubs that provide a wide range of leadership experiences. Student services are designed to help students attain their desired degrees, learn healthy lifestyles, and attain employment or admission into graduate school. For additional information, see the Student Engagement and Success website. The Office of Student Engagement and Success is located in the University Center, Suite 318, (361) 825-2612.

Career Services

The Career Services staff helps students explore, select, prepare for, and actively pursue satisfying employment and careers. The following services are available:

  • Career counseling, computer-assisted assessment, and vocational guidance, which help students explore career options beginning in their first semester. Students may meet with a Career Counselor to explore interests and values, with a view toward choosing a career. For students who are experiencing difficulty choosing a major, this can be a useful process of self-exploration.
  • Job search and graduate school advisement.
  • Student employment services: assistance in finding on- or off-campus employment.
  • Internship and co-op placement assistance for students at all levels.
  • On-line job listings via Career Services website http://career-services.tamucc.edu.
  • Volunteer opportunities listing.
  • On-campus recruiting and Job Fairs throughout the year targeted at different majors.
  • Electronic resume referral service.
  • Career Resource Library.
  • Career seminars, workshops, and Business Etiquette Dinner.
  • Izzy’s Career Closet.
  • Videotaped “mock” interviews with trained counselors and professionals.

Career Services is located on the third floor of the University Center in Suite 304. For information, call (361) 825-2628 or visit the website at http://career-services.tamucc.edu.

Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council (CSAC)

The purpose of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council of the Texas A&M University System is to provide representation for the students to the Chancellor and Texas A&M University System leadership, and to educate and stimulate student involvement in Student Engagement and Success. It is made up of two students from each system institution. Thus, the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council is the official student voice to the system leadership.

Islander Housing

On-campus housing is available through two communities. Miramar, the Island Campus, offers both residence hall and apartment room styles.  Momentum Village is located on the Momentum Campus and offers apartments and townhomes.  Living on campus will provide many rewarding experiences to supplement your academic studies and a student may apply financial aid to pay rent.  Most importantly, studies have shown that students who reside on campus are more likely to graduate on time and with higher GPAs.  For more information, please visit http://www.housing.tamucc.edu.

Transportation Services

All students and employees ride the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) buses free of charge by showing their Sanddollar ID card. Plan a trip anywhere RTA services through Google Maps by selecting the ‘public transit’ method of transportation (train icon).  For bus route information, go to www.ccrta.org or call 361.289.2600. For paratransit transportation services, please call 361.289.5881 or go to www.ccrta.org and select Paratransit from the Rider menu.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this service, you may contact the RTA at the number above or call the Office of Student Engagement and Success at 361.825.2612.

Student Conduct

Student Conduct & Community Standards Officers strive to protect the University’s educational community and to maintain social discipline through the administration of the Student Code of Conduct. Inappropriate behavior will be investigated and adjudicated in a manner consistent with the institution’s educational and community development goals. Students may view a copy of the Student Code of Conduct at http://judicialaffairs.tamucc.edu.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Established in 1994, the Student Government Association is a student-run, campus wide organization that provides students with a voice in the decision-making process of the University.  SGA members are the link between students and the administration of TAMU-CC.  SGA strives to improve communication, enhance leadership abilities, hone critical thinking skills, and successfully build relationships with staff, faculty and peers. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The SGA President, Vice President, and Senators are elected in the spring semester for a term of one year. Elections for freshman senators are held in September. The Judicial Branch is appointed by the SGA President and approved by the Student Senate. For more information, call (361) 825-5745, or visit us on the website at: http://sga.tamucc.edu.

Recreational Sports

The Recreational Sports program provides facilities, equipment, and opportunities for participation in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities for the University community. These activities are designed to accommodate all individuals and activities ranging from beginner to expert and sport activities ranging from highly competitive and structured to informal and social.  Program areas of interest include intramural sports, fitness and wellness, informal (open play) recreation, sport clubs, aquatics, outdoor adventure, and special events.

The Dr. Jack and Susie Dugan Wellness Center (DWC) includes a gymnasium, free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular exercise equipment (treadmills, elliptical trainers, steppers and bikes), multi-purpose group exercise rooms, and offices for the Recreational Sports Department and Intercollegiate Athletics Department. A 25-yard outdoor season pool is located adjacent to DWC.  Multi-purpose playing fields and tennis courts are located on Momentum Campus and available for use.

As the largest student employer on campus, each semester Recreational Sports employs students to work as intramural supervisors and officials, lifeguards, facility assistants and supervisors, group exercise instructors, and personal trainers. Work study and non-work study positions are available. No experience is necessary. Training for all positions is conducted by the Recreational Sports Department. The Recreational Sports Department Office is in the Dugan Wellness Center Room 107. For more information, call (361) 825-2454 or go to http://recsports.tamucc.edu.

Student Activities

Dedicated to cultivating students of character through inclusive programming, Student Activities promotes leadership development, campus and community engagement and responsible citizenship that compliments the academic experience and instills Islander pride.  Located in the Involvement Center on the 2nd floor of the UC, Student Activities is the place to get involved, with something for everyone! Interested in joining a student organization or Fraternity/Sorority, attending a leadership conference, seeing a movie, participating in a talent show, or serving your community? Stop by and learn about our programs and events or visit https://studentactivities.tamucc.edu/.

Aloha Days: The Freshman Camp Experience

Aloha Days provides incoming first-year students with an optional summer camp experience designed to aid in their successful transition to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Student leaders serve as camp counselors who facilitate activities, discussions, games, and presentations. During Aloha Days, first-year students develop friendships with current students and university staff, learn about the benefits and opportunities for leadership involvement, understand the values of diversity, learn more about themselves, and of the pride in the growing traditions, spirit, and rich heritage of A&M-Corpus Christi. Through Aloha Days, our hope is that students will begin to find their “anchor” and feel more at home on the Island before classes begin.  For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://alohadays.tamucc.edu.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is responsible for providing a variety of social, recreational and educational programs to the campus community for free or a low price. Students develop leadership skills while budgeting, planning, marketing, and evaluating each event. For a listing of upcoming events call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://cab.tamucc.edu.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities are value-driven student organizations based on brother/sisterhood, leadership, service and academic success. The Fraternity & Sorority Life community strives to enhance the college experience and compliment the mission of the university through engagement, service, scholarship, diversity and leadership.   In addition the community strives to maintain a respectful and unified environment where members and their organizations can positively develop into responsible global citizens. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://greeklife.tamucc.edu.

Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)

The Student Volunteer Connection is a student organization that aims to get TAMU-CC students actively involved and committed to community service.  Their mission is to unify the campus community and the Corpus Christi community through service.  SVC makes community service opportunities more accessible to students by offering a variety of volunteer programs and events such as Islander Clean, National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, and Green Week.  Their Big Event is a one big day of service in which the campus community comes together to express their gratitude for the surrounding Corpus Christi Community.  The Alternative Breaks program provides opportunities for students to engage in direct hands-on service and experiential learning through travel outside of the Corpus Christi community.  For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://svc.tamucc.edu

University Center Programs (UCP)

The UCP is designed to provide passive and active lunch time activities and entertainment to students, faculty, staff and university guests in and throughout the University Center as a way to engage students in a variety of ways.  Activities and events include UCP Radio, Patio Jam, Late Night Breakfast, Study Center and other social and fun activities.  For more information contact (361) 825-2707.

University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO)

The University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO) is a governing body for student organizations and includes representatives from each student organization. UCSO meets monthly to determine policy and funding for over 100 student groups that exist on campus. There are many types of organizations, including: academic, honor societies, special interest, political, faith-based, cultural, professional, and other interest groups. A current list of recognized student organizations is available in the Student Organization Center University Center 204. For more information call (361) 825-3239 or visit http://ucso.tamucc.edu.

UCSA Leads

UCSA Leads offers students the opportunity to improve leadership skills to become more marketable and global leaders.  Centered on the belief that leadership is an important part of being the best verison of yourself, the program works on developing awareness and personal leadership that can benefit any student regardless of positions held.  UCSA Leads offers a variety of programs including Leadership Hour, Islander Leadership Conference, Weekend Leadership, Workshop To-Go and Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) Honor Society. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://ucsa.tamucc.edu/ucsaleads

Waves of Welcome (WOW)

Waves of Welcome (WOW) is designed to help students become familiar with A&M-Corpus Christi and its traditions. WOW provides an opportunity for students to meet their fellow Islanders, network with faculty and staff, and connect with student leaders. By attending open houses, special programs, meetings, and other activities, students can learn more about the many resources available to help them succeed academically and get the most out of their college experience. The Waves of Welcome schedule is distributed at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://wow.tamucc.edu.

Engagement Initiatives

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is dedicated to creating unique opportunities to help Islanders succeed through programming and educational outreach. The office includes I-TEAM, ICA, and the Inclusive Islander Network.

Islanders Teaching, Engaging, And Motivating (I-TEAM)

I-TEAM student leaders are dedicated to helping Islanders stay informed about substance use and all dimensions of wellness. I-TEAM’s trained peer educators want each Islander to graduate and be successful, this means practicing healthy behaviors and making wise choices. Through exciting events like Party House, Islander Myth-busters, Bond-Fire, and many more, I-TEAM teaches facts about substance use, models healthy behaviors, and helps Islanders to unwind safely! Find out more and get in touch at I-TEAM’s i-Engage page or call 361.825.4284.

Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA)

A&M-Corpus Christi is a multicultural campus with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds and interests. It is also a place where differences are respected, and identities are affirmed. The Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA) is a student organization that organizes and promotes multicultural learning programs on campus. Some events include programming for Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, LGBTQ+ celebrations, disability/ability awareness, and Asian heritage festivities. For more information visit ICA’s i-Engage page or call 361.825.3925.

Inclusive Islander Network (IIN)

The Inclusive Islander Network is a group of students, faculty, and staff who have participated in training and are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and affirmation for everyone. Trainings, workshops, and round-table discussions are available on identity-based topics ranging from the basics of inclusive behavior to gender identity politics. Find out more on the IIN i-Engage page or call 361.825.3925.

Disability Services (DS)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to promoting equal opportunities for students with disabilities to access campus facilities, resources, and programs. Support services and reasonable academic adjustments are arranged for students with permanent or temporary disabilities through the Disability Services (DS) Office. The DS Office is located in Corpus Christi Hall 116.

Students with permanent or temporary disabilities who qualify for support under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 must self-identify and register with the Office of Disability Services. To qualify for services students must 1) be admitted to the University 2) present appropriate and current documentation of their disability from a qualified professional and 3) register with the Office of Disability Services each semester. Advance planning by the student with the Office of Disability Services is necessary to ensure adequate time to arrange for appropriate accommodations. It is recommended that requests for services and/or academic adjustments be made as soon as possible. Requests for services requiring extensive preparation (e.g., interpreter services, adaptive and assistive equipment, textbooks in alternate format, etc.) may need up to 30 days to process. For additional information please call (361) 825-5816 or visit the Office of Disability Services website at http://disabilityservices.tamucc.edu.

University Counseling Center (UCC)

The University Counseling Center helps students resolve problems that can interfere with meeting the demands of college life and offers a variety of services for students who want to develop skills and resources to be personally and academically successful. UCC services are funded through the Student Services fee and are available to all currently enrolled TAMUCC students at no additional charge. Counseling Center records are kept strictly confidential and are not released without the student’s written permission except under certain legal conditions.

Services include brief individual counseling, academic skills counseling, psycho-educational workshops, limited psychiatry services, alcohol and other drug treatment and education, and consultation.  The Counseling Center also offers a Relaxation Room which is a quiet, peaceful space for students to develop and practice relaxation skills that can enhance their academic productivity and their sense of well-being. 

Students who are interested in counseling services, can call or visit the Counseling Center during walk-in hours for a brief consultation/assessment with the Counselor on Duty (COD).  The role of the COD is to assist students to connect with the most appropriate services and resources. Common concerns addressed in counseling include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance use, and identity issues. The Counseling Center is located in the Driftwood Building. Walk in hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm.  Call (361) 825-2703 or visit the website http://counseling.tamucc.edu for more information. If a student is in crisis and needs to speak to a counselor outside of regular business hours, the after-hours crisis line, (361)825-2703, is available.

University Health Center

The University Health Center, located in Sandpiper Hall, assists students in maintaining optimal health while attending A&M-Corpus Christi. Primary emphasis is on preventive health practices, health education, and the promotion of wellness. Primary health care is provided by registered nurses, family nurse practitioners, and a physician for the care of acute illnesses and minor injuries. Chronic health care needs are referred to local community providers and/or the student’s primary care provider. The University Health Center provides a variety of health services such as:

  • “Ask-A-Nurse-Line” at 361-825-2601
  • Women’s Health Clinic - Gynecological services
  • Men’s Health Clinic
  • Administration of allergy shots - Student provides serum from allergist.
  • Laboratory testing
  • Preventive health care and medical resource information - Referrals for community resources
  • Blood pressure screening and monitoring
  • Contraception, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), HIV testing, and counseling
  • Physicals, vision, and hearing screening
  • Substance abuse prevention, assessment, and referral
  • Immunizations and tuberculin skin testing
  • Educational consultations: nutrition, lifestyle, weight management, smoking cessation, and substance abuse
  • Insurance and claim assistance.

Health Insurance

In collaboration with the Texas A&M University System, a private insurance plan is available at special rates to students attending A&M-Corpus Christi. All non-insured students are strongly encouraged to consider the benefits of enrolling in a health insurance program. Information brochures regarding this health plan are available in the University Health Center or at www.tamuinsurance.com.

Campus Security Report

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics has grown into a respected NCAA Division I program offering 16 men’s and women’s sports dedicated to achieving competitive success, providing an exceptional academic and athletic experience for student-athletes, and prioritizing community service and engagement. Men’s sports include basketball, baseball, tennis, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women’s sports include basketball, tennis, golf, softball, volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Athletics teams at A&M-Corpus Christi are known as the “Islanders,” and the official school colors are blue, green, and silver.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics’ mission is to bring distinc­tion to the university by winning conference championships and competing successfully on the national stage, contribute to a vibrant campus culture, and develop successful student-athlete graduates who will excel as leaders in their communities.

Having recently completed our 20th year of intercollegiate athletic competition and with a renewed commitment to success by university leadership, TAMU-CC is poised to position itself as a leader among the 13 institutions of the highly competitive Division I Southland Conference. Each year, the Southland Conference tournament champion in each sport receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Championship tournament.

For more information on Islanders Athletics and to join the excitement, please call 361-825-3415 or visit www.goislanders.com.

Office of International Education

Office of International Education (OIE) provides support and services to TAMU-CC international students, scholars, faculty, departments, and schools/colleges. OIE offers a variety of services and programs, which include: (A) immigration advising and services that ensure students, scholars, and institutional compliance with federal rules and regulations and guide them through all the requirements for foreign nationals studying and working in the U.S.;  (B) Assisting departments and schools/colleges in their efforts to hire international student and scholars;   (C) intercultural and social activities/events that welcome and help international students and scholars transition and adjust to their new environments; (D) study abroad programs that supply the most effective and accessible means for students to develop the needed skills, experience, and knowledge for international employability, earning potential, and economic well-being.  For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (361)-825-3346, visit the office in UC 226, or visit the website at http://oie.tamucc.edu/.

Study Abroad

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is committed to providing access to international education opportunities for all students.

TAMU-CC is dedicated to creating an inclusive community and establishing collaborative relationships across cultures. TAMU-CC aspires to enrich and educate without exclusion and foster responsible global citizenship. The Office of International Education (OIE) through Study Abroad Programs (SAP) promotes international learning environments that embrace diversity. The mission of the Study Abroad Programs is to provide a variety of educational experiences abroad, be it through faculty-led programs, reciprocal exchange agreements, affiliation agreements, independent programs, third-party study abroad programs, or by participating in the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Study Abroad partnership programs. The TAMUS Transient Study Abroad Programs allow A&M System students to participate in system-wide study abroad programs.

 

Faculty-led Programs

These programs are credit-bearing, international study-travel courses. They are led by one or more University professors and usually last between one to five weeks. Students travel as a group to one or more international locations, where there is a mix of lectures, exercises, assignments, excursions, cultural encounters, and free time. There are certain programs that are open only to students in a particular college, while others are open to all A&M System students. 

 

Reciprocal Exchange Agreement

A reciprocal exchange involves an agreement between two universities to exchange students. Tuition and fees are paid at the home university while studying at the host university. When a student participates in a reciprocal exchange, the student remains enrolled at the home university, allowing students to receive credit. Proficiency in the language of the host country is required; however, some programs are available in English speaking countries. 

 

Affiliation Agreement

TAMUCC students participate in the academic programs in the international institutions and pay fees and tuition directly to the host international universities or colleges, where they receive grades and credits. All these credits and grades can be transferred back to TAMUCC to fulfill the students’ degree requirements.

 

Independent Programs

Students have the option to apply directly to an international university, or apply to an institute or organization, or to a sponsoring U.S. University. Graduate students may conduct research abroad coordinated by a TAMU-CC faculty member.

 

Third-Party Study Abroad Programs

TAMUCC students can study abroad through the third-party study abroad providers. These providers work together with TAMUCC Office of International Education to take care of the whole study abroad process from the beginning of the application to transferring the credits back to the home institution.  Most of the study abroad providers have the onsite staff to advise and support students. They make the cultural, social, and educational experience easier for students by providing classes designed to immerse the new culture and planned events to assist students in getting involved with local society.

 

Funding for Study Abroad Programs

Students who receive federal financial aid for on-campus study may use their aid for study abroad. Financial Aid counselors work with each individual student to ascertain their eligibility and give students accurate information. The University also offers the International Education Scholarship to all students meeting the general requirements. There are prestigious national grants and scholarships specifically for study abroad including Boren Awards for International Study, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Gilman International Scholarship, and Fulbright Scholarship.

 

How to get involved

For information and applications for faculty-led, reciprocal exchange, independent programs, study abroad scholarships, please visit the Study Abroad Programs website http://oie.tamucc.edu/sap.php. For more information, please contact:

 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of International Education
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5780
(361) 825-2789
Fax (361) 825-2223
study.abroad@tamucc.edu

Alumni Relations Office

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association exists to strengthen and promote the interests and welfare of A&M-Corpus Christi through the lifelong commitment and support of its alumni and friends. Through a variety of programs, events, services and communications, the Alumni Association promotes positive interaction between the University and its graduates.

The Alumni Association considers all graduates from this institution during its history as members. This includes graduates from the University of Corpus Christi, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Active membership is granted to individuals who donate to the University’s Islander Fund Campaign. Gifts to the Annual Fund enhance the current academic programs on campus.

Alumni Association members receive several benefits, including membership in Islander chapters, subscription to the Islander magazine, participation in Alumni Association affinity programs, special discounts and much more.

All members of the Alumni Association are encouraged to submit updated information about their personal and professional lives as well as address and phone number corrections. Updated information allows the Alumni Association to keep in contact with its members.

The Alumni Association assists the Student Alumni Association, a student group dedicated to building strong future alumni through a variety of special events, programming, and class gifts. In addition to special events throughout the year, the Student Alumni Association raises funds for their scholarship endowment.

For additional information about the Alumni Association or alumni matters, contact the Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center at (361) 825-5787, located at 6129 Ennis Joslin Road, or go to the Alumni Association’s Web site at www.IslanderAlumni.org

Community Outreach

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to meeting the life-long educational needs of citizens throughout South Texas. The mission of Community Outreach is to educate and serve the community by extending A&M-Corpus Christi beyond the campus.

Community Outreach accomplishes its mission by providing a wide variety of services to a diverse group of citizens and organizations. It offers continuing education, professional development, personal enrichment, test preparation, business assistance, custom training, conference and event management, and youth programs. Through the Pollution Prevention Partnership, Community Outreach delivers nationally recognized environmental education and outreach programs, including compliance assistance, health research, vehicle emissions monitoring, teacher education, and community education.

Community Outreach also supports A&M-Corpus Christi’s service mission by facilitating community engagement activities where faculty and students assist non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations.

To increase available resources, Community Outreach maintains cooperative relationships with other institutions and agencies of The Texas A&M University System, as well as a wide variety of community service organizations.

Additional information on specific Outreach programs is available at outreach.tamucc.edu.