University Studies Degree

The University Studies degree is an innovative course of study that provides Texas A&M University students with the flexibility to combine several areas of interest into an individual degree plan. A US degree plan includes a concentration in one area of study of at least 21 hours, combined with two minors, each of which may require at least 15 hours. One minor must be in an academic department outside the college of the concentration.

For example, a student with a concentration in Leadership Studies from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences would take at least 21 hours in that concentration and also might minor in Agricultural Communication (15 hours in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) and in English (15 hours in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts).  

The following colleges offer University Studies concentrations: A list of all minors available at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University Galveston can be found at the web page listed here. Once students are admitted to a University Studies degree plan, they are considered majors in the college of their concentration and should consult with an advisor in that college. College advisors are listed below.
University Studies Advisors by Concentrations (updated 6-1-15)
Leadership Studies
(Agriculture & Life Sciences)
Reid Stavinoha
979-862-3001  Website
Enviromental Business
(Agriculture & Life Sciences)
Sam Murdock
979-845-2388 Website
Global Arts, Planning, Design and Construction
Janet Richards
979-845-3941 Website
(Mays Business School)
Ashley Corn
979-862-3860 Website
Dance & Sports Leadership
(Education & Human Development)
Russell Ramirez
979-862-3001 Website
Sports Conditioning
(Education & Human Development)
Christina Escamilla
979-845-4530 Website
Child Professional Services
(Education and Human Development;
Educational Psychology)
Christy Porter
979-845-1874 Website
Chris Houser
850-377-8787 Website
Race, Gender and Ethnicity
(Liberal Arts)
Andy Armstrong
979-845-4189 Website
Mathematics for Business
Michael Stecher ( 979-862-4306 Website
Mathematics for Teaching
Vincent Schielack

979-845-7554 Website
Mathematics for Pre-Professional Students
Michael Stecher (
979-862-4306 Website
Science for Secondary Teaching
Jennifer Whitfield
979-845-7362 Website
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Henry Huebner
979-845-4941 Website