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Texas A&M University at Galveston
Team Name:Sea Aggies
Address:200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
- The school’s Ocean and Coastal Studies Building is the largest and best-equipped marine research facility on the Gulf Coast.
- The Texas Seafood Safety lab examines shellfish and seawater to protect consumers and the state’s seafood industry.
- The university’s engineering program consistently excels in national rankings and now includes a degree in ocean engineering.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY at Galveston, a branch campus of Texas A&M University, is the premier institution for maritime leadership and ocean and coastal studies on the Gulf Coast. It offers seamless research, scholarship, and learning opportunities between the campuses in College Station and Galveston.
The institution incorporates diversity and inclusiveness as central tenets of its mission. The school’s 2016 comprehensive enrollment comprised 2,178 Galveston majors, 243 students with the TAMU College of Engineering, and 43 students from other TAMU programs. Students originate from 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands as well as 21 additional countries. Science and engineering majors comprise 81 percent of the student body. Many students plan to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree, and approximately 60 percent receive financial aid.
Texas A&M Galveston is home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy. Graduates become licensed ship’s officers as well as earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are in high demand for these lucrative careers. The academy also commissions those who serve as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, Navy and Coast Guard.
Undergraduate degree programs are related to the sea, and courses are taught from a maritime and marine perspective. This ocean-related curriculum helps graduates in finding jobs in the marine and maritime professions. Nearly all Texas A&M Galveston graduates have job offers by graduation in high-paying positions with opportunities for advancement in major global corporations.