The University Studies degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is a flexible undergraduate program which allows students to design a course of study that best fits their educational and career goals rather than follow a specific track of coursework prescribed by a major degree. The University Studies degree can be completed as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). With a University Studies degree, students will graduate with a breadth of knowledge in a range of academic disciplines, preparing them for the workforce, graduate school, or fulfilling their dreams of obtaining a degree.
In today’s marketplace, employers are looking for people who demonstrate leadership skills, who can plan and organize, set priorities and who are result oriented. The University Studies degree at TAMU-CC highlights these skills. Students work closely with an academic advisor to develop their educational path, based on their career goals, and select coursework that will best suit their individual needs.
Who should consider a University Studies degree?
Students must meet the minimum requirements to obtain a University Studies degree; they are as follows:
You may choose your primary and/or secondary concentration areas from the following: Business; Education/ Human Development; Liberal Arts; Nursing/Health Sciences; and Science/Engineering.
Please note that some departments have class, major or pre-requisite restrictions on some of the classes that may be taken. When choosing your concentration areas and coursework, it is important to keep this in mind.
All students must complete the UNST 4350 course, which is the capstone course for the University Studies degree. In this course, students will demonstrate, via class projects and assignments, their ability to identify skills which can be used in community settings to assist in problem solving, customer service and the workforce. Students will begin with an in-depth look at the five main components of solving a problem and practice the skills through a series of a structured exercises. During this process, students will discuss research, assessment of data, brainstorming and creative thinking, planning, time management, leadership and collaboration, effective communication, and evaluating results. Students will then apply the skills learned to their area of interest in a final project.
If you are unsure of a career path, we encourage you to do some research. Here are some possible places to begin:
For those students interested in doing internships in Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, or Environmental Science, please see the Internship forms below:
ATSC 4498 Atmos Science Internship Packet
COSC 4690 Contracted Field Experience Approval form
COSC 4690 Contracted Field Experience Employer form
COSC 4690 Contracted Field Experience Guidelines updated 10/20/2016
ESCI 4498 Env Science Internship Packet
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