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Opened in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University, located in College Station, Texas, is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 69,000 students — including more than 11,000 graduate students — studying in more than 133 undergraduate and 267 graduate degree and professional programs in seventeen colleges and schools. Students can join any of 1,000 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events. Texas A&M also operates two branch campuses and three overseas centers.

The Texas A&M University – Galveston Campus opened in 1964. With a current enrollment of about 2,200, degrees are awarded from Texas A&M University. The Galveston campus offers 10 marine-oriented bachelor’s degrees and master’s degree in marine biology, marine resources management and maritime administration and logistics. The university also grants a doctoral degree in marine biology through the Marine Biology Interdisciplinary Degree Program in cooperation with Texas A&M University and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

Also a component of the Galveston campus, the Texas Maritime Academy is one of six seacoast maritime academies in the U.S. and the only maritime academy on the Gulf of Mexico coast. It provides opportunities for students to learn how to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel. At the conclusion of the program, graduates can become licensed as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, or serve in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserves or U.S. Coast Guard.

In 2003, Texas A&M and the Qatar Foundation for Science and Community Development entered into an agreement to bring Texas A&M’s top-ranked engineering programs to the Middle East by establishing a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, funded by Qatar Foundation. Today, Texas A&M University – Qatar Campus enrolls more than 500 engineering students and recently moved into one of the largest and most advanced engineering education facilities in the world.

Texas A&M University is the flagship member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies.