The answer is as unique as your circumstances!
Texas A&M University enrolled 10,3331 freshmen students in the Fall of 2014, including 1,101 in the College of Science.
The College of Science serves as a top feeder for students entering medical and dental schools from Texas A&M, one of the state's top feeders overall among Texas universities for professional study programs. Many of those students select a degree program in science to complete their pre-requisite courses with the help of the Office of Professional School Advising, which works with students of all majors to help them prepare.
Local, state, and national trends indicate a crucial need for qualified teachers in mathematics and science. As one solution, the Colleges of Science and Education have developed several pathways to teacher certification, including the pioneering aggieTEACH program as well as post-baccalaureate opportunities.
While we understand that not everyone can come and be an on-campus Aggie, we have perfected the ability to make people 'virtual Aggies' and offer them the same first-class degree that our on-campus students earn. Learn more about our online degree programs.
Transferring to Texas A&M University is a smart move. Applicants should complete 24 hours, as appropriate to the choice of major, with a cumulative GPR of at least 3.00. Strength of schedule is a factor in determining admission. Applicants will not be admitted without completing the first two semesters of courses in their declared major with B's or better. Chemistry and Physics majors must also complete 8 hours of Calculus I and II with B's or better. Biology students must complete 8 hours of Chemistry I and II with B's or better and Calculus I and II with C’s or better. The College of Science will consider second-choice majors.
One of the most common questions we get is, how can I take a course or two if I don't necessarily want to earn a degree? Here are a few typical scenarios: