GALVESTON.COM: Texas A&M University at Galveston Currently: Partly Cloudy 87° Partly Cloudy
GALVESTON.COM: The Official Website of The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Contact us


SEARCH
GALVESTON.COM

JOIN OUR
NEWSLETTER



Home | Living in Galveston | Education | Higher Education
Texas A&M University at Galveston
1001 Texas Clipper Rd.
GalvestonTX 77553
Toll-Free: 87-Sea-Aggie

Add to Itinerary
E-Mail to Friend
Print Friendly

View our Website: www.tamug.edu

Save to foursquare

Photo

Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.

Accreditation:
Texas A&M University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). As a branch campus, Texas A&M University at Galveston is included in that process. Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering (OCSE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, both of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Ocean voyages, sailing in Galveston Bay, beachfront experiments and independent study complement the rigorous classroom experience at our island campus.

The by-the-sea campus environment complements the unique curricular offerings. The atmosphere fostered by the faculty, staff and students emphasizes the intimate relationship between the University and the sea.

TAMUG is recognized nationally for academic excellence. The ocean-oriented academic programs are accredited regionally and professionally. Time Magazine's Princeton Review lists us as among the top 650 colleges in the U.S. Only 8 other public colleges in Texas are included.

Academics:
TAMUG offers ocean-oriented, four-year courses with excellence in business, oceanographic and physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and transportation and liberal arts. Degrees are awarded from Texas A&M University. Computer science and technical writing courses are taught across curricula, regardless of a student's major field. In every course each semester, formally administered questionnaires invite students to appraise the effectiveness of teaching. Several unique courses have been developed in response to the University's marine orientation. For instance, "Literature of the Sea" looks at the sea through the works of great authors. "Introduction to Marine Sciences" introduces students to a number of disciplines through lectures, seminars and industrial contacts. The cruise geography course emphasizes the port areas being visited.

Texas A&M Maritime Academy:
The A&M Texas Maritime Academy provides an opportunity for students to learn how to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel. In addition to classroom and field training during the regular school year, students sail aboard the TMA training ship during three summer cruises to gain practical experience in seamanship, navigation, and operations. Cruises are varied to include Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the United States. At the conclusion of the program, Cadets are tested to become licensed as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine and may seek employment in the exciting field of marine transportation as a licensed Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer.

The NROTC Program offers men and women an opportunity to qualify for a commission in the Navy while attending TAMUG. Any student may join the NROTC Program either as a National Scholarship winner or as a non-subsidized college program student.

Students:
A common trait of all TAMUG students is a desire to work and study amid an ocean environment. Enrollment at TAMUG increased from 551 in 1987 to more than 2000 students in 2012. Students originate from 49 different states and the District of Columbia. Science and engineering majors number 75 percent of the student body; 43 percent are women; about 50 percent reported themselves to have been in the top 20 percent of their high school class. Fifty-seven percent plan to pursue a master's or Ph.D. degree and about 65 percent receive some type of financial aid.

Texas A&M University at Galveston houses the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, which is one of six maritime academies in the U.S. preparing graduates for licensing as officers in the American Merchant Marine.



Hours of Operation
Call ahead for office hours and appointments.

BOOK ONLINE!

Check-in:
Check-out:
Rooms:
Adults:
Children:

   
Back to top
Galveston.com & Company Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Network Solutions Secure Site
© copyright 1994-2012, Galveston.com & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a proud member of the Texas Travel Industry Association and the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Galveston.com & Company is a private enterprise and all recommendations for businesses or products is the opinion of Galveston.com & Company, and not related in any way to the Park Board of Trustees of The City of Galveston. The Park Board does not produce any events for Galveston Island. The mission of the Park Board is to increase the economic impact of tourism for Galveston by advertising & promoting annual events produced by independent promoters. The voice of Galveston.com is provided by Chris Davies. Unless otherwise noted, no part of this website may be reproduced without written permission from the appropriate copyright owners. Click here for our Privacy Policy and Internet Safety Information applicable to this website. Galveston.com & Company reserves the right to post, not post, edit or delete content or material that is submitted to, posted to or stored within this website or database. Furthermore, Galveston.com & Company assumes no legal liability for any material or content posted to or stored within this website and database, or the effect of a Poster's comments on the patronage of an establishment. The comments and opinions of Posters are subjective and personal to the poster, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or feelings of Galveston.com & Company, its stockholders, board of directors, officers, employees, agents or customers. In exchange for experiencing Galveston.com & Company's website, you acknowledge that Galveston.com & Company is not responsible for; and further you waive any claims you may have against Galveston.com & Company for the content and/or material submitted, posted, read, altered, modified, edited, saved, deleted or forwarded from or to the website and database. However, if you feel that content or material posted or saved at Galveston.com & Company's website or database requires deletion, modification or clarification, then please email us at websites@galveston.com and we will consider the request. Please note that receipt of your request is not acknowledgment that Galveston.com & Company will take action.