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Claudia San Miguel, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!

The College is the University's largest and most comprehensive academic unit. The College enjoys a broad mission in teaching, research, creative activities, and service to our local, regional, national, and international communities.

Our academic mission is to prepare students to think critically and communicate effectively, as well as to ready them to become leaders in their communities and in their chosen fields.

Our goals are to: (1) establish and enhance academic programs to meet the needs of a changing global society, (2) expand and enhance international experiences, including international study abroad experiences and research opportunities for our students, and (3) cultivate an appreciation of international philosophies and cultures.

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Texas A&M International University selects students for admission showing a commitment and desire to succeed in an academic environment. With over 50 baccalaureate degrees, TAMIU offers a dynamic learning environment that embraces student academic growth. Join our diverse student and faculty family and Go Beyond!

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Alumna Monica Munoz

Dr. Mónica E. Muñoz-Vela is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).

"I earned my doctorate in Experimental Psychology at Texas Tech University after receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at TAMIU. Early on, I knew I wanted to return to TAMIU as a faculty member, and when the opportunity arose, I quickly took it. TAMIU offered me great avenues as an undergraduate student to expand my interests in psychological research and social issues, which prepared me for some of the demands of graduate school. I had wonderful, dedicated mentors who contributed to my growth as an academic.

At TAMIU, I was very active in student organizations that centered around human rights, specifically women's rights, and explored various types of literature, including ethnic minority writings. Additionally, I volunteered as a research assistant in a lab dedicated to cognitive psychology research.

As a Laredo native, I was especially interested in cultivating similar interests in students from this area. With that goal in mind, my efforts in the classroom are focused on raising awareness of social injustice, promoting social responsibility, and impressing the importance of healthy skepticism, all in the context of psychological theory and research. As a mentor, I focus on nurturing the research ventures of students and guiding them through the rigors of designing ethical and valid research studies."

— Dr. Mónica E. Muñoz-Vela, '00

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TAMIU Faculty Dr. Roberto Heredia Named Regents Professor

Dr. Roberto Heredia

Dr. Roberto Heredia is named Regents Professor

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Professor of Psychology Dr. Roberto Heredia was named Regents Professor by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently.

The Board established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas.

Cliff Thomas, chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, said the newest Regents Professors and Regents Fellows are vital members of the Texas A&M System family who bring with them unique skills and perspectives.

“These folks are integral to steering the System toward continued excellence,” Chairman Thomas said. “With them at the helm, the universities and agencies under The Texas A&M System can only keep improving.”

Learn more about Dr. Heredia here

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