Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is home to several innovative programs that support undergraduate student success, including the First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP), the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) and University Studies degree (UNVS) programs, and several interdisciplinary minors.

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First-Year Learning Communities Program

Our award-winning First-Year Learning Communities Program helps our incoming students make a successful academic and social transition to the Island University.
First-Year Learning Communities Program

University Studies

The University Studies degree allows students to design a course of study that best fits their educational and career goals.
University Studies

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

The BAAS degree tracks are designed to seamlessly apply prior vocational-technical coursework towards a bachelor’s degree.
BAAS

First-Year Symposium

First-Year Symposium (FYS) is a two-day event held at the end of each fall semester that involves all 1,800+ first-year students. Students work individually or in small groups to present posters based on the work in their First-Year Seminar class and/or learning community.
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Learn more about our Degrees Offered

The University Studies degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is a flexible undergraduate program which allows students to design a course of study that best fits their educational and career goals rather than follow a specific track of coursework prescribed by a major degree. The University Studies degree can be completed as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). All Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences tracks are designed to seamlessly incorporate an associate degree and/or vocational-technical credit from an accredited institution of higher learning into a bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is a unique program that offers students the opportunity to apply up to 42 vocational or technical credits towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree. The program tracks are designed to meet the needs of students in the region with vocational-technical experience who seek to expand their knowledge, skills, and career opportunities in a variety of fields. With 8 different tracks to choose from, students are able to tailor their degree to meet their career goals.