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University College Mission

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The mission of University College is to empower students to become competent, resilient, and self-determined life-long learners. Utilizing collaborative academic and support programs, we aim to enhance the skills of every student through a personal empowerment path that fosters a learning community, critical thinking, and global citizenship. Students will be equipped with a growth mindset, a meaningful purpose, and a sense of belonging as they navigate through their education at TAMIU.


Our Programs

Signature Courses (2021)

  • An ”other” Perspective 
  • A World of Data Analytics 
  • Becoming Resilient: Positive Minds, Active Bodies
  • Border Issues
  • Clickbait & Dr. Google
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Practices
  • Growth, Grit, and Grace: What Brain Plasticity Can Do for You!
  • History of Laredo
  • Leadership Lessons
  • Media Literacy
  • Pop Justice and Woke Culture
  • Social Justice


Signature Courses

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Signature Courses are unique courses that intertwine varied disciplines so that an integrated inquiry is pursued. Signature courses are part of the Core Curriculum which provide opportunities for students to explore cross disciplinary topics through the development of rigorous intellectual skills expected of college students. These courses target freshmen students early in their college careers in an intellectually engaging multi-disciplinary experience, while exposing them to new areas of study and extraordinary faculty sharing their own areas of interest. Signature Courses cultivate skills that are needed to become successful in meeting academic rigor expected in postsecondary settings.

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Student Support Services

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Advising and Mentoring Center

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The Advising and Mentoring Center (AMC) works with the Freshman, Sophomore, Student-Athlete, and Incoming Transfer Student populations to ensure a smooth transition and adjustment throughout their academic programs.


TRiO Student Support Services

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The TRiO program provides tutoring, counseling, remediation and other support services to eligible undergraduate students.


University Learning Center

Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 205

The University Learning Center provides the campus community an array of academic support programs such as one to one tutoring, supplemental instruction, group tutoring and exam preparation workshops.

Writing Center

Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203

The Writing Center provides free individual and small-group tutoring session, online assistance, peer review/writing sessions, and writing workshops.


Our International Focus

Reading the Globe

Awards & Grants

Our Reading the Globe program has been recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) 2020 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards as an Honorable Mention in the Awards’ Internationalizing the Campus category.

Reading the Globe has also been the recipient of the Humanities Texas Grant.

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About Reading the Globe

The Common Reading Program is a University-wide initiative aimed at engaging all members of the university and surrounding community in a common curricular experience. Dubbed “Reading the Globe", the program has enabled all First Year students to engage a selected internationally focused book through their University Seminar during the Fall semester. After application, competitive essay and interview, a group of students is selected for a study-travel opportunity related to the setting of the Common Read utilized.

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Students participating in TAMIU Reading the Globe's Brazil trip

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