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Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering

Innovation and discovery are at the forefront of our programs. The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) is dedicated to improving lives by encouraging our students to push the envelope, uncover the unknown and create change. Our college exists within the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and fosters immersive, hands-on learning and development. As a COSE student, you’ll work closely with renowned faculty and colleagues as you advance, aspire and achieve.

Join us as we discover our complex and interconnected world!

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College of Science and Engineering :: Benefits of an A&M-Commerce STEM Degree

Benefits of an A&M-Commerce STEM Degree

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College of Science and Engineering :: Welcome from the Dean of the college of Science and Engineering

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Welcome from the Dean

I want to welcome you to the College of Science and Engineering. In considering a career in STEM, you are making a wise choice as occupations requiring a STEM degree and/or skills are in high demand and projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economies. We are dedicated to preparing you to achieve your professional goals, whether that is to enter the workforce upon graduation or to continue on to a graduate program or professional school.

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College of Science and Engineering
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College of Science and Engineering :: Academic Degree Programs COSE

Academic Degree Programs

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Biological Sciences (BA/BS)

The BA or BS degree provides a comprehensive overview of biological sciences, working from the molecular level up through ecosystems. The programs are suited for you if you are interested in the biological sciences, a career in biological research or applying for candidacy in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy or other allied health sciences fields.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Required for BA, not BS

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Biological Sciences (BS) Teaching Emphasis

There is a growing need for science teachers in high school. A degree in biology along with a teacher certification will allow you to combine your interest and passion for biology with influencing and shaping the lives of the next generation.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Biological Sciences (MS)

If you are interested in furthering your studies in biological sciences, this program will enable you to work closely with faculty members with similar research interests. Faculty research interests within the department include behavioral ecology, environmental science, microbiology, neuroscience, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, as well as wildlife ecology and conservation.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2-3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Chemistry (BS)

Whether your interest is in the structure and chemical reactions in living systems, properties and reactions of organic or inorganic minerals and compounds, or how matter behaves on a molecular level, a degree in chemistry will prepare you for industry career or graduate studies. A wide variety of careers are available to chemists in industry, the government or academia. Options include, but are not limited to, chemical health and safety, toxicology, oil and petroleum, forensics, textiles, agriculture and food, polymers, environmental protection, and research.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

124 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis

There is a growing need for STEM educators. A degree in chemistry with a teacher certification will allow you to combine your passion for chemistry and the classroom. You’ll take courses in general and organic chemistry, physics, and biology. Our program offers specialized teaching courses for chemistry teachers including roles and responsibilities for STEM educators, technology-infused curriculum, and project-based learning in STEM. You’ll be required to complete a teaching residency senior year. After graduating, you’ll be certified to teach science at the secondary level (grades 7-12).

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-122 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Chemistry (MS)

You can select a thesis study and a professional master degree. If you are interested in furthering your studies in chemistry, this program will enable you to work closely with faculty members with similar research interests. Faculty research interests within the department include metal binding, surface chemistry for industrially-important catalysts, ionic liquids as catalysts in organic reactions, porphyrin-based anion receptors, bacterial nucleic acid metabolism and green chemistry approaches. The non-thesis options include a professional master degree in chemistry, professional chemical business degree, or professional chemical education degree.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2-3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Computer Information Systems (BSCIS)

This program will prepare you for a wide variety of applications found in the diverse computing and information technology fields. With a strong foundation in programming, database technology, data structures, computer networks and application program development you will have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an application analyst, data analyst, data scientist, information systems management and other information technology fields.

Where It Is Offered Bryan (RELLIS), Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Computer Information Systems (BSCIS) Teaching Emphasis

Our comprehensive program gives you the tools needed to excel as a data scientist and STEM educator. You’ll study a wide range of programming, database technologies, data structures and computer networks. This program prepares you for the classroom by offering courses in technology-infused curriculum, roles and responsibilities of STEM educators, and pedagogy. After graduating, you’ll be ready to teach computer science at the secondary level (grades 7-12).

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Computer Science (BS)

A degree in computer science will equip you with the essential skills for a modern world. Career fields include, but not limited to, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, programming/coding, computer networks, cyber physical systems, digital forensics, operating systems, mobile programming, data analytics, database systems, machine learning and research.

Where It Is Offered Bryan (RELLIS), Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Computer Science (MS)

You can select a thesis or non-thesis option for your graduate work in Computer Science. Based upon your interest and/or career goals, you will select a track in databases, computer networks, security, artificial intelligence, data science, image processing, or software engineering to complement the core comprised of data structures, algorithm design, operating systems, computer architecture and automation theory.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2-3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

Non-thesis 37, Thesis 30

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Construction Engineering (BS)

Construction engineering is involved in the planning, management and building of structures and facilities essential to societies and communities, as well as the overall improvement in the standard of living. If you are interested in rebuilding and maintaining the current infrastructure in the United States and/or developing the new infrastructure needed to support population growth, this is your degree.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4-5 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

126 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Cybersecurity (BS)

Earn your bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from our extended instruction site at The RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Demand for a qualified cybersecurity workforce is outpacing the supply of trained professionals in Texas and beyond! Expand your knowledge of computer and network systems security and prepare to join one of the fastest growing cyber-related job markets in the nation.

Where It Is Offered Bryan (RELLIS)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Electrical Engineering (BS)

With instruction in circuits, electronics, digital systems, electrical networks, antenna design, electromagnetism, embedded control, signal analysis and programming, this degree will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design and evaluate electrical and electronic systems and their components.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4-5 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

127 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Environmental Science (BS)

If you are interested in the growing field of environmental science, this degree is for you. As a graduate you will be able to work for private environmental companies, corporations or federal, state, county or civic governments in positions that will impact air quality, water quality, hazard mitigation and other environmental challenges. Career fields include, but are not limited to, pollution remediation, environmental impact assessment, regulation enforcement and research.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Environmental Sciences Graduate Certificate

Our fully online, thirteen hour program prepares you for careers in conservation and sustainability. You will be able to work for private environmental companies, corporations or federal, state, county or civic governments in positions that will impact air quality, water quality, hazard mitigation and other environmental challenges. Career fields include, but are not limited to, pollution remediation, environmental impact assessment, regulation enforcement and research.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1-2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

13 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Industrial Engineering (BS)

As an industrial engineer, you will be counted upon to solve complex problems in a technological world. Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. You will have an opportunity to work in a variety of organizations, including but not limited to, hospitals, engineering firms, petrochemical companies, government agencies and manufacturing.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4-5 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

126 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Mathematics (BS)

A degree in mathematics will develop your analytical, statistical and computational skills preparing you for careers in industry, government, business, scientific and technological fields, computing and information science, actuarial work and education.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Required for BA, not BS

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Mathematics (BS) Teaching Emphasis

A degree in mathematics along with a teacher certification will allow you to combine your interest and passion for mathematics with influencing and shaping the lives of the next generation.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Required for BA, not BS

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-122 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Mathematics (MS)

The graduate program in mathematics prepares you for employment as an educator on various levels, additional study at the doctoral level or one of the many non-academic areas in which mathematicians work. Graduate work in mathematics leading to the master’s degree is offered with an emphasis in actuarial science, algebra, analysis, biological mathematics, combinatorics, coding theory, differential equations, differential geometry, image analysis and processing, or probability-statistics.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), Mesquite
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Physics (BA/BS)

Explore the world from the atomic to the universal level with a degree in physics. While here, you’ll investigate the structure of matter and how it functions across space and time. You’ll have the opportunity to study asteroids, white dwarfs and binary stars with our state-of-the-art observatory and research laboratories. Our programs prepare you for graduate work or employment as professional physicists. Utilize your skills in engineering, law and medicine.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Required for BA, not BS

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Physics (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis

There is a growing need for STEM educators. A degree in physics with a teaching emphasis takes your knowledge to the high-school classroom. You’ll take courses in electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and modern physics. Our program offers specialized education classes in teaching and learning physics, science and math education theory, and project-based learning in STEM. Once graduated, you’ll be certified to teach physics at the secondary level (grades 7-12).

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

Required for BA, not BS

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Physics (MS)

Our program prepares you for industrial employment, college teaching or for further graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree. We offer a thesis and non-thesis track to suit your academic and professional goals. Choose our teaching emphasis if you want to teach at a community college or dual credit program.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online, Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Technology Management (BS)

The Technology Management degree integrates technology, applied engineering, project management, cost engineering, construction and industrial management, and leadership. As a technology management graduate, you will be prepared to problem solve, manage a construction and/or industrial work environment, optimize processes, ensure a safe workplace, and manage a technological project.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Technology Management (MS)

The graduate program in technology management is a fully online program designed to prepare you for career advancement and career enhancement in domestic and global technology-intensive businesses and industrial enterprises. The program focuses on leadership, organizational strategies, knowledge management, management of technology, applied research and project management.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS)

This program is designed for students interested in wildlife management, ecology or the preservation of biodiversity. Through hands-on research at our university wetland, practical exercises, field trips, internships and personal instruction in the classroom, you will gain marketable expertise in soils, ecology, botany and zoology. Upon completion of this program you can pursue careers as wildlife ecologists, game managers, state and federal wildlife biologists, state and federal park rangers, nature preserve and interpretive specialists, and zoo-keepers.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-123 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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College of Science and Engineering :: Departments COSE

Departments

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Student Support

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STEM Living Learning Community

Living and Learning Community (LLC) is a housing alternative available for students majoring in STEM-related fields. Individuals who participate in LLC enhance their academic experience through building strong relationships with students who share common majors, interests, or program affiliations.

Resources available for LLC Students:

  • In-hall tutoring
  • Outside-of-the-classroom access to faculty and staff
  • Programs and events
  • Job shadowing opportunities

Requirements:

  • Freshman classification
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Actively participate in community activities, meetings, programs and events
  • Enroll in a minimum of one core course in the STEM discipline each semester
  • Set academic and professional SMART goals

Interested in the Living and Learning Community? Contact Linda Jena for more information.

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College of Science and Engineering :: Events – COSE

Academic Calendar

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College of Science and Engineering :: Featured News COSE

Featured News

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College of Science and Engineering :: Mission and Vision – COSE

Mission and Vision

Innovation and discovery. That is our charge and our pledge. The faculty and staff of the College of Science and Engineering accept the responsibility to join our students to shape an innovative framework to build a better Texas eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.

CORE VALUES

  • Collegiality: We recognize that our personal interests are tied to the common good of the university, college and department. We treat colleagues with respect, even when there is a difference of opinion.
  • Professionalism: We exhibit characteristics necessary to produce high-quality work and we accept personal responsibility and accountability to fulfill our obligations.
  • Integrity: We act in an ethical manner and speak truthfully in the classroom, in our service and in our research.
  • Student Focused: We consider ourselves partners in facilitating student learning and development. We recognize students as individuals and assist them in achieving their full potential.
  • Cooperation: We support the mission and goals of the university, college and department through cooperative and synergistic activities.
  • Joy: We find happiness in our work and celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff.
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College of Science and Engineering :: Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

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COSE :: Newsletter

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Discover the Latest

Our annual “Innovation and Discovery” newsletter keeps you connected with our latest research initiatives and academic success. Journey with us as we lead the College of Science and Engineering to a better and brighter world.

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Giving Opportunities – COSE

Giving Opportunities

Our students matter. At A&M-Commerce we’re committed to improving lives through scientific investigation, innovation and discovery. Through educating our future STEM leaders, we’re making this happen. But we cannot achieve this alone. What we offer our students depends on the support of our alumni and donors. With your help, the College of Science and Engineering can continue preparing students for a globally-minded world. Become a part of their educational experience and donate today!

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College of Engineering :: We are Here to Help!

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Our faculty and staff are excited to guide you through the admission process and answer questions or concerns. Give us a call or email and we will get back to you right away.

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College of Science and Engineering :: Contact

Contact Us

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