International Year

Prepare to enter the second year of your bachelor's degree while studying alongside other international students.

Why Study an International Year?

The International Year is a 1, 2, 3 or 4-semester program, equivalent to a year's study of a bachelor's degree. This program has been specially designed to prepare international students for an undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. You will learn in a supportive environment, helping you to adjust to your new surroundings.

Curriculum

Your International Year program will be a combination of English for Academic Purposes courses to develop your English language skills, and route specific courses. Each of these courses has been specially designed to help you develop the skills required to help you succeed in your University degree. During your pathway program, you may be able to earn up to 24 credits towards your degree.

English for Academic Purposes courses include:

  • US Culture

Academic courses will include:

  • Composition I
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Math course determined by major
  • Science course determined by major

English for Academic Purposes courses include:

  • Listening and Speaking III
  • US Culture
  • Reading and Writing III

Academic courses will include:

  • Composition I
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Math course determined by major
  • Science course determined by major

English for Academic Purposes courses include:

  • Grammar II
  • Listening and Speaking II & III
  • Reading and Writing II
  • US Culture
  • Reading and Writing III

Academic courses will include:

  • Composition I
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Math courses determined by your major
  • Science courses determined by your major
  • Additional core curriculum course requirements

The 4-semester International Year begins with one semester of the Intensive English Program. After your Intensive English Program, you will continue your International Year program with English for Academic Purposes courses and route specific and academic courses.

English for Academic Purposes courses include:

  • Grammar I & II
  • Listening and Speaking I, II, & III
  • Integrated Reading & Writing
  • Reading and Writing II
  • US Culture
  • Reading and Writing III

Academic courses will include:

  • Composition I
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Math courses determined by your major
  • Science courses determined by your major
  • Additional core curriculum course requirements

Intensive English Program

Improve your English language level by developing your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Check the entry requirements page to find out if you need to start with the Intensive English Program before your International Year.

Key Facts

Entry Points

The International Year runs for 1, 2, 3 or 4 semesters with entry in January, May, and August.

Semester Dates

Semester Start End
Spring 2022 January 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
Summer 2022 June 6, 2022 August 13, 2022

Course Length

Course length will vary depending on your level of English. Learn more about academic and English language level entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

Fees

Visit our fees page to learn more about student tuition and student accommodation fees.

International Year Fees

Degrees For Your Future

After successful completion of your International Year you can progress to your chosen bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

  • Accounting, BBA
  • Economics, BBA
  • Finance, BBA
  • General Business, BBA
  • Management, BBA
  • Management Information Systems, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Education), BSIS
  • Kinesiology, BS
  • Art, BA/BFA
  • Communication, BA
  • Criminal Justice, BS
  • English, BA
  • Graphic Design, BA
  • History, BA
  • Music BA/BM
  • Philosophy, BA
  • Political Science, BA
  • Psychology, BA
  • Sociology, BA
  • Spanish, BA
  • Theatre, BA
  • Atmospheric Science, BS
  • Biology, BS
  • Biomedical Sciences, BS
  • Chemistry, BS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BS
  • Environmental Science, BS
  • Geographic Information Science, BS
  • Geology, BS
  • Mathematics, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS
  • Physics, BS

Direct Entry

A student using resources in the campus library.

Depending on your academic and English language level, you may be eligible for direct entry to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. You must meet the standard entry requirements for the University.

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