Texas A&M University System


Texas A&M University System

Infobox_University
name = Texas A&M University System


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type = State university
endowment = $6.6 billion (Systemwide)
staff =
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chancellor = Dr. Michael D. McKinney
vice_chancellor=
students = 103,449
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city = College Station
state = Texas
country = USA
telephone = 1-979-458-6000
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website= [http://tamus.edu/ tamus.edu]

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Through a statewide network of nine universities, eight state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the Texas A&M (Agricultural and Mechanical) System educates over 100,000 students, conducts more than $600 million in research and reaches another 11 million people through service each year. The system's flagship institution is Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. New system universities are planned to be constructed in Killeen, Texas (Texas A&M University–Central Texas) and San Antonio, Texas (Texas A&M University–San Antonio).

Universities

The nine universities of the Texas A&M University System provide a wide range of opportunities for educational, research, leadership and service activities, from the fifth-largest university in the nation—Texas A&M University at College Station—to other, regional universities throughout Texas.

*Texas A&M University ( [http://www.tamu.edu website] , see also College Station, Texas)
**Texas A&M University at Galveston ( [http://www.tamug.edu/ website] , see also Galveston, Texas) (A&M Branch)
***Texas Maritime Academy ( [http://www.tamug.edu/corps/index.html website] , part of the A&M Galveston branch campus)
** Texas A&M University at Qatar ( [http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/ website] , see also Doha, Qatar) (A&M Branch)
* Texas A&M University–Commerce ( [http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/ website] , see also Commerce, Texas)
* Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi ( [http://www.tamucc.edu/ website] , see also Corpus Christi, Texas)
* Texas A&M University–Kingsville ( [http://www.tamuk.edu/ website] , see also Kingsville, Texas)
* Prairie View A&M University ( [http://www.pvamu.edu/ website] , see also Prairie View, Texas)
* Tarleton State University ( [http://www.tarleton.edu/ website] , see also Stephenville, Texas)
* Texas A&M University–Texarkana ( [http://www.tamut.edu/ website] , see also Texarkana, Texas)
* Texas A&M International University ( [http://www.tamiu.edu/ website] , see also Laredo, Texas)
* West Texas A&M University ( [http://www.wtamu.edu/ website] , see also Canyon, Texas)

Branches

Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M University at Qatar are branches of Texas A&M University, meaning students study identical curricula and receive identical degrees from Texas A&M University. Texas A&M's two branches are separate campuses of the same university. When transferring between branches, students also keep grades for courses they have taken (whereas students transferring from any other university, including others in the A&M system, only receive pass/fail credit for transfer coursework); this is important for GPA considerations. The process involves filling out a change of major form to switch departments between campuses, thereby not requiring any sort of application.

Agencies

With a direct presence in all 254 Texas counties, A&M System agencies offer research and service to the state's citizens. The agencies focused on addressing and improving the social, economic, educational, health and environmental conditions of Texans.

* Texas AgriLife Research ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/taes.html description] , [http://agriliferesearch.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas AgriLife Extension Service ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/tce.html description] , [http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas Engineering Experiment Station ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/tees.html description] , [http://tees.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas Engineering Extension Service ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/teex.html description] , [http://teexweb.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas Forest Service ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/tfs.html description] , [http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas Transportation Institute ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/tti.html description] , [http://tti.tamu.edu/ website] )
* Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory ( [http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/tvdml.html description] , [http://tvmdlweb.tamu.edu/ website] )

Health Science Center

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is a premier assembly of colleges devoted to educating health professionals and researchers of extraordinary competence and integrity. Its faculty, staff and students are united by a belief that all people – regardless of ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or culture – deserve the benefits of compassionate care, superior science and exceptional health education. Established in 1999, the HSC reaches across all parts of Texas through its six components: Baylor College of Dentistry at Dallas; the College of Medicine at College Station and Temple; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Dallas, College Station and Houston; the Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston; the School of Rural Public Health at College Station; and the latest addition, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy at Kingsville. Southern regions of the state also are further served by the Coastal Bend Health Education Center, which covers the 19-county region surrounding Corpus Christi and Kingsville, and the South Texas Center at McAllen. The HSC received full accreditation in December 2002 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. Its components are accredited by accrediting organizations specific to their areas.

Academic units

*Baylor College of Dentistry ( [http://bcd.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine ( [http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Texas A&M Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences ( [http://gsbs.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Institute of Biosciences and Technology ( [http://ibt.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy ( [http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health ( [http://srph.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )

Regional centers

*Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center ( [http://cbhec.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )
*Texas A&M Health Science Center South Texas Center ( [http://stc.tamhsc.edu/ Web site] )

External links

* [http://tamus.edu/ The Texas A&M University System]
* [http://www.tamhsc.edu/ Texas A&M Health Science Center]

References


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