Units


The units listed below are part of Undergraduate Studies and share the goal of supporting and enhancing undergraduate education at Texas A&M University.
 
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center, a cooperative effort supported by the Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs, employs a highly-trained team of scholastic performance specialists. The Center's goal is to assist students improve academic performance and reduce time to graduation. They make referrals to appropriate campus resources and encourage participation in workshops, tutoring, counseling, and other academic help sessions. The Academic Success Center also trains peer mentors in various colleges, and administers the Supplemental Instruction program, which uses Supplemental Instruction Leaders to help undergraduates succeed in core-curriculum classes by holding 3 out-of-class study sessions per week.

Center for Student Athlete Services
The Center for Student Athlete Services provides supervised quiet study and tutorial sessions for all student athletes. They offer a learning center, a computer lab, and a writing lab to help student athletes develop consistent study patterns in a structured setting.
 
Learning communities, Academic excellence, Undergraduate research, National fellowships, Capstones, and Honors 
Learning communities, Academic excellence, Undergraduate research, National fellowships, Capstones, and Honors (LAUNCH) provides high-impact educational experiences and challenges motivated students in all academic disciplines to graduate from an enriched, demanding curriculum.
The programs administered by the office bring together outstanding students and faculty to build a community of knowledge-producers, life-long learners, nationally-recognized scholars, and world citizens. Through LAUNCH, motivated students have access to Honors courses, co-curricular enrichment activities, and research programs that can be customized to enhance each student's personal, professional, and intellectual development. 
 
Public Policy Internship Programs
Public Policy Internship Programs (PPIP) provides policy-related internships related to the majors and career goals of students. PPIP places students in internships in Washington, D.C.; Austin, TX; Paris, FR; and Nice, FR.

Study Abroad Programs Office
Study abroad encompasses a variety of international experiences – study, research, internships, volunteer, and service learning programs.
Study abroad opportunities are available for all students – freshman through Ph.D. candidates.  The different types of study abroad programs can be as short as a week, or a last a year. As well, students can be in a large group or study on an individual program.
Studying abroad will broaden students’ intellectual and personal horizons, help them navigate in different environments, practice or perfect a language, and build a resume to help broaden career options. Texas leads the nation in export revenue. In order for Aggies to assume their leadership role in the interdependent, global economy, it is imperative they have a broader understanding of the international landscape. Aggies can have a positive effect on the lives of people throughout the world.
 
Transition Academic Programs
Transition Academic Programs (TAP) provide academic and personal support for new students who enter Texas A&M through the Gateway and Texas A&M Blinn TEAM Programs as well as the FOCUS Learning Communities.  Individual academic advising, peer mentoring and community support all help students begin the TAMU academic experience with a solid foundation.  TAP also is designed to accommodate continuing Texas A&M students who need advising for one or two semesters to complete course work as they realign their path from one degree-granting major to another.

The University Writing Center
The University Writing Center (UWC) oversees and supports Texas A&M University's required Writing - and Communication - (W and C) enhanced courses in all undergraduate majors. The UWC provides students (graduate and undergraduate) with one-to-one and group consultations, online or face-to-face, for writing and public speaking. Their web site provides an array of resources for speakers and writers and for faculty teaching writing or public speaking. They sponsor faculty workshops on writing and speaking pedagogies.