Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is home to several programs that support undergraduate student success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Each year, we engage over 2,000 new first-year students in our First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP), which includes over 100 sections of First-Year Seminar each semester (UNIV 1101 and UNIV 1102). We offer several applied degrees through our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program as well as the University Studies degree (UNVS). Over the summer, the Summer Bridge Academy guides new Islanders in their transition to the university environment in a 5-week mini-semester that focuses on student success strategies.

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The First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) at TAMU-CC was established in 1994 and enrolls all incoming first-year students in learning communities during their first two semesters of college. Over the past two decades, the FYLCP has been nationally recognized for its commitment to student success and integrative work.
First-Year Learning Communities Program

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.
University Studies

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.
BAAS

First Wave is an extended orientation for first-year students to assist in their transition to TAMU-CC. The mission of the program is to jump-start campus engagement and establish new support systems by building connections with students, faculty, and staff for improved student success. Students will have the opportunity at First Wave to meet their professors and classmates, learn about the classes they will be taking together this fall as part of the First-Year Learning Communities Program, and receive information about the wide variety of services that are available to them as members of the Islander community.
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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.