Colleges, Majors & Degree Tracks

Selecting a major is a critical component in the transfer process. Each major has its own transfer applicant admission requirements, so make sure to review each major of interest’s prerequisites. Visit for the most current information, or contact the Prospective Student Center nearest you.

DEGREE TRACK Tables 1 & 2
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

(979) 845-3712 |
Minimum GPR requirements and recommended coursework varies by major, so prospective students should contact a departmental academic advisor before applying. Several departments require a pre-transfer meeting to determine foundational coursework for the majors. Prospective students demonstrating academic excellence in courses identified in Degree Tracks-Table 1 (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide) have a greater chance of gaining admission into their first-choice major. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to provide essays that clearly demonstrate their interest and career aspirations in the chosen field of study. A listing of advisors for each major is available on the college’s website. Please be aware that some departments may not review second-choice majors. Please research your major before applying.

Agribusiness AGBL E7

Agricultural Communications & Journalism AGCJ B9

Agricultural Economics AGEC E

Agricultural Leadership & Development ALED B9

Agricultural Science AGSC B9

Agricultural Systems Management * AGSM B

Animal Science ANSC B

Biochemistry BICH D

Bioenvironmental Sciences BESC C

Biological & Agricultural Engineering BAEN D

Community Development CDEV B

Ecological Restoration ECOR B

Entomology ENTO C

Environmental Studies ENST B

Food Science & Technology FSTC C

Forensic & Investigative Sciences FIVL C

Forestry FORS B

Genetics GENE D5

Horticulture HORT B

Nutritional Sciences NUSC C

Plant and Environmental Soil Science PSSC B

Poultry Science POSC B

Rangeland Ecology & Management RLEM B

Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences RPTS B

Renewable Natural Resources RENR B

Spatial Sciences SPSA B

Turfgrass Science TGSC B

University Studies USAL B9

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences WFSC B

College of Architecture1

(979) 845-1221 |
Applicants must have completed 24 hours of transferable coursework from Degree Tracks-Table 1 (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide) at the time of application, and it is recommended that these courses be selected from the degree program electives described in the Texas A&M Undergraduate Catalog. The essay is an important component in the review process and should explain why the applicant is interested in the Construction Science, Environmental Design (architectural studies), Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or Visualization program. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPR are rarely admitted. Enrollment in Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture and Visualization programs are driven by available studio space. Additionally, those majors have multiple sequential studios which make it difficult for students who transfer with more than 36 hours. Second-choice majors are not considered.

Construction Science * COSL B7

Environmental Design * ENDL2 B6

Landscape Architecture * LANL B

University Studies USAR B

Urban & Regional Planning URPN B

Visualization VISL B8

Mays Business School1**

(979) 862-3850 |
Transfer admission to Mays Business School generally requires strict and comprehensive adherence to Table 1 of Degree Track E (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide) prior to submission of the application. Students desiring to transfer to Mays are encouraged to plan early and incorporate this entire body of coursework into their curriculum prior to applying. Applicants are expected to have excelled in this body of coursework. It is especially important to have credit for both required math courses before applying. The entire application is reviewed. Successful applicants include carefully written essays that demonstrate clarity of purpose, creativity and an advanced writing style. Applicants are encouraged to identify their intended upper-level major and to describe why they are well-suited for that area of specialization.

Mays Business School admits applicants for summer and fall admission only. For a smooth transition without interruption to degree progress, summer admission is recommended for most applicants, especially for those who will have completed less than 60 hours or who lack one or more of the courses listed in Table 1 of Degree Track E. Spring transfer admission is not available. Second-choice majors are not considered.

Business BUAD E
  Management Information Systems
  Supply Chain Management

College of Education & Human Development

(979) 862-4345 |
To be considered for admission, it is desirable for an applicant to have at least a 2.75 GPR on a minimum of 24 hours of graded transferable coursework from the student’s intended degree plan. It is required that Math 1324, 1325 and two lab sciences from the degree plan be taken prior to application. Students interested in certification to teach Grades 8–12 should complete a baccalaureate degree in a discipline area and contact the college regarding certification.

Prospective transfer students should refer to Undergraduate Degree Programs to identify additional courses that will satisfy degree requirements. Any student applying for a degree in Allied Health, Community Health, Exercise Science or Sport Management are encouraged to apply for transfer admission before they have accumulated 45 total hours.

The College of Education and Human Development evaluates performance in all courses and considers all parts of the application. Students who have repeatedly dropped or withdrawn from courses may be at a disadvantage. Additionally, courses that do not apply to the University Core Curriculum or to the academic major may have a negative impact when the application is reviewed. A well-written essay is a student’s opportunity to share information and experiences that could indicate success in a particular major. Second-choice majors are not considered.

Health (Allied Health, Community Health, and School Health) EDHL B

Human Resource Development HRDL B

Interdisciplinary Studies (Middle Grades, Early Childhood Education) EDIS3 B

Interdisciplinary Studies (Bilingual, Special Education) INST B

Kinesiology (PE Certification, Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, and Dance Science) EDKI B

Sport Management (Internship and Non-internship Options) EDSM B

Technology Management TCML B

University Studies USEH B

Dwight Look College of Engineering1

(979) 845-7200 |
Applicants should complete at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of application from Table 1 of the Degree Track (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide) appropriate to their intended major, all with a grade of C or better; however competitive applicants will have grades of A or B in most math and science courses. Transfer admission GPR requirements vary by major, with the majority exceeding the minimum requirements for transfer admission consideration to Texas A&M. Those applicants indicating Engineering as their first-choice major who are not admitted to their requested major may be offered an alternate engineering major(s).

Before applying for transfer admission, applicants for undergraduate engineering degree programs in the College of Engineering should complete or be enrolled in all the math and science courses specified in Degree Tracks-Table 1.

Aerospace Engineering AERL D

Biological and Agricultural Engineering 12 BAEN D12

Biomedical Engineering BMEL D

Chemical Engineering CHEL D

Civil Engineering CVEL D

Computer Engineering (Computer Science Track) CECL D

Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering Track) CEEL D

Computer Science * CPSL D

Electrical Engineering ELEL D

Engineering Technology ENTL D

Industrial Distribution IDIL D

Industrial Engineering INEL D

Mechanical Engineering MEEL D

Nuclear Engineering NUEL D

Ocean Engineering OCEL D

Petroleum Engineering PETL D9

Radiological Health Engineering RHEL D

College of Geosciences

(979) 845-3651 |
Applicants will be considered based on their GPR and graded transferable coursework at the time of application appropriate to their intended major. GPR on most math and science courses is strongly weighted. Students with a 3.0 GPR or higher are strongly preferred. Applicants in Meteorology must have a “B” or better in all mathematics and science courses required for this major.

The entire application submitted by transfer students is reviewed. Successful applicants include carefully written essays that demonstrate clarity of purpose, creativity and an advanced writing style. Applicants are encouraged to identify their intended major within the College of Geosciences and to describe why they are committing to study that subject.

Environmental Geoscience ENGS D

Environmental Studies ENST B7

Geography (Geography, Geographic Information Sciences) GEOG B7

Geology GEOL B or D10

Geophysics GEOP D

Meteorology METL D

Spatial Sciences SPSG B

University Studies USGE B

College of Liberal Arts

(979) 845-5141 |
Applicants will be considered based on their overall GPA on at least 24 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of application from Tables 1 and 2 of the Degree Track (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide) appropriate to their intended major. Additional factors to be considered include dropped courses, semester withdraws and courses taken which do not apply to the University Core Curriculum or to the academic major. Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and less than 90 attempted hours are strongly preferred. Applicants to ECON, PSYC and INTS have additional requirements. Consult departmental websites for additional information.

Anthropology ANTH A

Classics CLSS A

Communication COMM A

Economics ECON A or B11

English ENGL A

History HIST A

International Studies INTS A

Modern Languages MODL A

Music MUSC A

Philosophy PHIL A

Political Science POLS A or B11

Psychology PSYC A or B11

Sociology SOCI A or B11

Spanish SPAN A

Telecommunication Media Studies TCMS A or B11

Theatre Arts THAR A

Women's and Gender Studies WGST A

College of Science

(979) 845-7362 |
Applicants should complete Table 1 of Degree Track C or D (also on page 6 of the Transfer Guide), as appropriate to the choice of major, with a cumulative GPR of at least 3.0. 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 a 3.0 or higher GPR. Chemistry and Physics majors must also complete 8 hours of Calculus I and II with a 3.0 or higher GPR. Biology students must complete 8 hours of Chemistry I and II with a 3.0 or higher GPR. Second-choice majors are considered.

Applied Mathematical Sciences APMS D

Biology BIOL C8

Chemistry CHEM D

Mathematics MATH D

Microbiology MBIO C8

Molecular and Cell Biology BMCB C8

Physics PHYS D

University Studies USSC B

Zoology ZOOL C8

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences4

(979) 845-4941 |
Applicants should have a 3.0 GPR on at least 45 hours of graded transferable coursework at the time of application and meet all Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements for Biomedical Sciences in order to be considered for admission into Biomedical Sciences. Students who begin a set of courses that have a two-semester sequence are encouraged to complete both courses in the sequence before transferring to Texas A&M (see the Texas A&M Undergraduate Catalog for a list of courses and CBK requirements).

Those with 45 or more hours completed at the time of application will be given preference in admission. The transfer into Biomedical Sciences must occur before the student reaches 75 completed hours. Any CBK courses transferred in from a community college must have a minimum grade of a “B.” No summer admission is accepted. Second-choice majors are not considered.

Biomedical Science BIMS B or C


  1. All new students to the Colleges of Architecture, Business and Engineering enter at the lower level.
  2. The curriculum leading to a professional degree in Architecture begins in the four-year undergraduate Environmental Design degree program. This degree provides entry to the Master of Architecture program.
  3. All students seeking elementary teacher certification will complete a baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. There is no Secondary Teacher Education major. All students seeking secondary certification (except those preparing to teach physical education or health) will major in an academic discipline other than education (i.e., mathematics, English, computer science, biology, etc.) and take appropriate coursework for teacher certification in the College of Education and Human Development.
  4. Pre-veterinary medicine is not offered at Texas A&M. If you plan to apply to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, you should select a major that would be a good vocational choice if you do not later enter the DVM program. Any major may be selected; however, some curricula more closely parallel courses that must be completed before applying to the DVM program than others.
  5. Requires PHYS 201 (1301 and 1101) rather than PHYS 218
  6. Either ENGL 210 or COMM 203 required, not both
  7. COMM 203 not required
  8. Requires MATH 151, 152 not MATH 141, 142
  9. COMM 203 can substitute for ENGL 210.
  10. Follow Degree Track B for a B.A. degree and Degree Track D for a B.S. degree. COMM 203 not required
  11. Follow Degree Track A for a B.A. degree and Degree Track B for a B.S. degree.
  12. Apply through the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

 * See the section in the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog pertaining to your major for the specific math and science courses required.
** No spring transfer admission