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.
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.
CID houses the award-winning First Year TRAC program which provides freshman with unique learning opportunities. The Office of Career Development is also part of the college, offering 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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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
With a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, you will gain an interdisciplinary background that will prepare you for leadership in a wide rage of fields. Our professor-led courses provide you the structure to move decisively toward graduation and your future career. By maximizing your transfer credits, you can capitalize on what you've learned and then complete courses with real-world application to prepare for future employment.
BAAS in Organizational Leadership
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Organizational Leadership degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a competency-based program that prepares innovative leaders for employment in an increasingly technological and global society. This program provides opportunities for you to leverage your previous work and life experience to accelerate completion of your degree, and because it is fully online, you are able to plan your study schedule around the rest of your day to complete the coursework. Up to 90 semester hours may be transferred into the program (including WCEM and military credits) and the remaining courses are offered in 7-week terms.
BSCJ with Emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership
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. Up to 30 semester hours of lower-level Criminal Justice credit may be awarded for those with TCOLE Basic Peace Officer certification. Up to 84 semester hours may be transferred into the program and the remaining courses are offered in 7-week terms.
General Studies B.G.S.
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a degree available through the College of Innovation and Design at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The degree provides maximum flexibility for students who wish to delve deeper into any course of study rather than pursue one of the established majors at A&M-Commerce. Student must complete at least 12 semester hours of coursework from two different academic college and general education requirements. Up to 85 semester hours (including WCEM and military credits) can be accepted. The remaining coursework may be completed online in traditional 16-week semesters.
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Safety and Health
Become an effective and innovative leader with a competency-based program that prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career in the field of safety and health. Designed for the working professional, this program offers fully online coursework so you can plan your studies around your busy life. Receive credit for what you know and can do, then accelerate your degree completion and job promotion opportunities.
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Health Services Administration
Become an effective and innovative leader with a competency-based program that prepares you for a rewarding and impactful career in the ever-expanding healthcare field. Designed for the working professional, this program offers fully online coursework so you can plan your studies around your busy life. Receive credit for what you know and can do, then accelerate your degree completion and job promotion opportunities.
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B.S., University of Phoenix; M.S., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas
B.S. Texas Woman’s University; M.H.A. Capella University
Assistant Director & Instructor
B.S., M.S. Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.
B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce
B.A.S., Northwest Florida State College; M.S., Ed.D., University of West Florida Ed.S., Northwest Florida State College
B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.
Instructor and Criminal Justice Liaison
B.A.A.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce