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An Equal Opportunity University

It is the policy of Texas A&M University-Commerce to recruit, hire, and promote for all university academic and non-academic staff without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age or religion.

Admission to A&M-Commerce is based upon stated academic requirements regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age or religion.

Directory Information and Its Release

In compliance with Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act (Title IV of Public Law 90-247 as amended) and generally known as the Privacy Rights of Parents and Students, effective November 19, 1974, Texas A&M University-Commerce gives notice that the following directory information will be released upon request: student’s name, address (permanent or local), telephone listing, email address, classification, class standing, date(s) of attendance, date of graduation, degrees/honors/awards received, program of study, previous educational agencies and sports participation. Any student who objects to the release of all or any part of the directory information on file in his or her name must notify the Registrar’s Office, Student Access & Success, in writing, that he or she does not wish to have such information released. Information and a form are located on the Registrar’s website at:

This request will be honored, and all or any portion of the information which the student requests to be withheld will be held confidential by the Registrar’s Office. Any questions concerning this policy may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Student Access & Success, Texas A&M University-Commerce, P. O. Box 3011, Commerce, Texas 75429.

University Statement of Policies

The policies, procedures and regulations governing the conduct of students at A&M-Commerce are outlined in the Student Guidebook. The Guidebook is available online at . It is the responsibility of the student to make himself/herself aware of all policies. Disciplinary matters are handled by the Dean of Students Office. University policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to work closely with policymakers and education stakeholders to develop and implement a higher education framework focused on initiatives to:

  • Dramatically increase the number of postsecondary completions;
  • Keep college affordable and accessible for all Texans; and
  • Align higher education outcomes with current and future workforce needs.



Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

To inquire about Texas A&M University-Commerce’s accreditation status, please contact Dr. Marila Palmer, or 903-886-5936.

Program Accreditations

  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) approves the chemistry program at A&M-Commerce as meeting the ACS guidelines. ACS authorizes the chair of the ACS-approved program to certify graduating students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as meeting the ACS guidelines.
  • The College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited member of the AACSB International—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The Master of Science in Community Counseling, the Master of Science in School Counseling and the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision are accredited by the Council for Accreditation or Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • The Bachelors and Masters Programs in Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce are accredited by The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, .
  • The Masters in Applied Psychology is accredited by the Masters Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC).
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited associate institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • The Educational Specialist in School Psychology is National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved.
  • The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) accredits all programs leading to educational certification in the College of Education and Human Services.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Professional Affiliations, Memberships, and Licensing Agencies

  • American Association for Paralegal Educators
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Federation of North Texas Area Universities
  • Inter-University Council of the North Texas Area
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Non-Land-Grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities
  • Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy
  • Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs
  • Texas Association of Social Work Deans and Directors
  • Texas Field Educators Consortium
  • Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education
  • Texas Space Grant Consortium
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for CPA exam
  • Trainers of School Psychology

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, faculty or staff member of Texas A&M University-Commerce or The Texas A&M University System.

This catalog is for informational purposes only. The University reserves the right to change or alter any statement herein without prior notice. This catalog should not be interpreted to allow a student that begins his or her education under the catalog to continue the program under the provisions of the catalog.

Students are held individually responsible for the information contained in the University Catalog. Failure to read and comply with University regulations will not exempt students from whatever penalties they may incur.