In today's high-tech world, everyone needs a basic understanding of science.
But as a rule, our educational experiences are anything but basic. In addition to traditional training in the fundamental sciences, we offer challenging research opportunities that enhance your academic experience and provide beneficial practical skills to better prepare you for advanced studies or a career in science.
We highly encourage ALL students to get real-world experience in our faculty facilities through research. As you get valuable experience—in some cases paid—you gain insight into your potential to pursue serious independent research and/or advanced studies.
At Texas A&M, our science majors are pursuing varied career paths that offer both intellectual excitement and an opportunity to better lives across the globe. From incoming freshman to former student, the Texas A&M Career Center can help you explore employment possibilities and your own world-changing potential through study in the life sciences.
There are eight majors across five departments. From broad-based instruction to heavy emphasis in a specific area, our advisors can help you chart your customized college course.
Every student has a different set of needs. Here are a few resources that may help make your educational journey a better one:
As our students' first teachers, parents play an important role in the higher education decision-making process, especially when it comes to subjects as vital as selecting the right college or major. Rest assured that at Texas A&M University, what begins choosing a major doesn't end with obtaining a degree. It's merely the start of your lifelong membership in the Aggie family.
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:
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.