About Texas A & M University Galveston

Celebrating over fifty years, Texas A&M University at Galveston serves as the “ocean oriented campus” of Texas A&M University. The campus offers a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation.


Texas A&M University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). As a branch campus, Texas A&M University at Galveston is included in that process. Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering (OCSE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, both of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


TAMUG offers ocean-oriented, four-year courses with excellence in business, oceanographic and physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and transportation and liberal arts. Degrees are awarded from Texas A&M University. Computer science and technical writing courses are taught across curricula, regardless of a student’s major field. In every course each semester, formally administered questionnaires invite students to appraise the effectiveness of teaching. Several unique courses have been developed in response to the University’s marine orientation.


The Texas A&M Maritime Academy provides an opportunity for students to learn how to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel. In addition to classroom and field training during the regular school year, students sail aboard the Texas A&M training ship during three summer cruises to gain practical experience in seamanship, navigation, and operations. Cruises are varied to include Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the United States. At the conclusion of the program, Midshipmen are tested to become licensed as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine and may seek employment in the exciting field of marine transportation as a licensed Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer.

The NROTC Program offers men and women an opportunity to qualify for a commission in the Navy while attending TAMUG. Any student may join the NROTC Program either as a National Scholarship winner or as a non-subsidized college program student.


The island location of the campus on Galveston Bay and near the open ocean is in symmetry with the ocean-oriented academic programs offered at TAMUG. The Mitchell Campus, situated on the Galveston harbor and close to the confluence of the Galveston and Houston ship channels, has immediate access to the ocean and to estuarine areas including Galveston Bay. The Port of Galveston and Port of Houston are nearby, as are many Gulf Coast industries.