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COLLEGE OF INNOVATION AND DESIGN

Welcome to the College of Innovation and Design

The College of Innovation and Design was created with you in mind! Your college delivers a unique blend of services and programs designed to help you reach your educational and career goals.

Our online degree options are perfect for working adults who are seeking to earn a degree or certificate. Whether you choose our self-paced, competency-based programs or our online programs that provide a more structured environment, you are sure to find learning opportunities that match your learning style. Our dedicated advisers, housed within the college, ensure your needs are met and provide one-on-one guidance, either virtually or face-to-face.

University College and the Office of Career Development are integral parts of the College of Innovation and Design. University College boasts the award-winning First Year TRAC program which provides freshmen with unique learning opportunities. The Office of Career Development offers career guidance and assistance to students throughout their college experience.

By combining unique programs, personalized advising and career planning, the College of Innovation and Design provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical tools needed to become career-ready professionals, prepared to compete in the marketplace and add value to the global environment.

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Benefits of A&M-Commerce Innovation and Design

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College of Innovation and Design :: Welcome from the Dean of the college of business edited

Yvonne Villanueva-Russell

Welcome from the Dean

The College of Innovation and Design is a university-wide hub that works collaboratively with faculty, students, alumni and industry to assess and prepare students for the demands and opportunities of our ever-changing world and workplace. The college serves as an incubator for new initiatives, badges, certificates and degrees that transcend single disciplines or departments. Together, we ensure students are successful for their first year of college as well as for their first, second or third career later in life.

Make a difference. Make a living. Make a life.

Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, PhD
Dean, College of Innovation and Design
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College of Innovation and Design :: Academic Degree Programs

Academic Degree Programs

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Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS)

Our BAAS program is flexible, affordable and 100 percent online. If you have earned or worked toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, our innovative BAAS program will provide you with a cost-effective pathway to earning your Bachelor degree. We will accept up to 85 hours of your previous coursework from an accredited institution, which means you are only 37 hours away from earning your degree!

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Criminal Justice (BS) Law Enforcement Leadership Emphasis, Competency-Based

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership (BSCJ-CJCB) at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a 100% online, competency-based program designed specifically for first responders: law enforcement, peace officers and military personnel with existing work experience, police academy training, or other certifications. Courses are offered in an accelerated format, so students can move swiftly through material they already have mastery over, and focus more attention on topics that are new and challenging to their existing knowledge base. The courses are self-paced, so students can work according to their own schedule. Students in the BSCJ-CJCB program develop practical workplace competencies that meet current and future challenges facing first responders today.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirements

Delivery 100% Online, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No Thesis Required

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General Studies (BGS)

The BGS degree will allow you to explore multiple areas of study, satisfying personal interests, aligning to career goals, or simply helping you wrap up the college education you might have started long ago.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Organizational Leadership (BAAS-ORGL) Competency-Based

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership (ORGL) degree is a competency-based program that prepares innovative leaders for employment in an increasingly technological and global society. This program provides opportunities for students to receive credit for what they know and can do already, allows them to accelerate completion of their degree and — because it is fully online — students are able to plan their study schedule around the rest of their day to complete the coursework.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery 100% Online, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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College of Innovation and Design :: Departments

Student Support

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College of Innovation and Design :: Events

Events

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is myLeo?

MyLeo is your student portal. You will be able to use it to see your application status, see/pay your tuition and fees, read your emails, read important university notices, check on financial aid, register for courses, attend online courses (myLeo Online), and much more.

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What are the tuition and fees for graduate courses?

The tuition and fees information is available at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/default.aspx for your review. The tuition and fee webpage provides the in-state and out-of-state tuition as well as face-to-face and online course fees.

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I have other questions about graduate studies. Whom should I contact?

Below is our main contact information.

Phone: 903.886.5163

Fax: 930.886.5165

Email: [email protected]

Campus Location: McDowell Business Administration Building, Room 142

Mailing Address:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attention: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Express Mail:
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attention: Graduate Studies
2600 South Neal Street
Commerce, TX 75428

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How do I request a transcript?

You may request a transcript by accessing myLeo and click on Registration, Records and Grades. Additional information is available online.

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How do I register?

First, you must gain admission to a graduate program or nondegree status. Students register through myLeo online at any time during open registration. See the How To Register Step-By-Step by clicking Here.

You can find all course information on the Official Schedule of Classes. The Academic Calendar is available online and includes the registration schedule.

New International students are cleared to register once they have attended orientation for international students and purchased insurance. Returning international students are cleared to register once they have contacted the Office of International Student Services for insurance clearance.

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How do I get my grades?

Please access your grades through your myLeo.

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How do I find out about my campus-wide ID number?

Your campus-wide ID number (CWID) will be emailed to you after your application has been processed. If at any time you do not remember your CWID, you may contact the Graduate School (Graduate.S[email protected] or 903.886.5163) for assistance.

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Do I need the Meningitis vaccination?

The Meningitis vaccination is required if you do any face-to-face classes and you are under the age of 22.

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As an online student, am I eligible for in-state tuition, even though I live out of state?

Only Texas residents are eligible to pay in-state tuition, as long as the residents have lived in Texas for 12 months before the semester that they enroll and meet basic residency requirements.

Students who reside in bordering states in counties that border Texas (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico) are eligible to receive a reduced rate in nonresident tuition. Students residing in Oklahoma but not in a county that borders Texas are eligible for a reduced tuition rate.

More information regarding waivers and exemptions is available here

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College of Innovation and Design :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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