TAMIU, UAT Sign Agreement to Offer Joint Degrees
Posted: 11/12/2009

TAMIU, UAT Agreement Allows Joint Degrees
in Nursing and Business and Certificate in Education

Students pursuing higher education will now have the opportunity to receive a joint bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M International University and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, realizing the University’s global mission of a truly international curriculum.

In ceremonies held Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, officials from both institutions singed articulations agreements to offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing and business as well as a certificate in bilingual education.

Jose Rodriguez, Pablo Arenaz, Francisco Cadena, Regina Aune, Homero Aguirre
Dr. José Rodríguez (left), vice president, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT), gets ready to sign the articulation agreement that provides joint degrees from TAMIU and UAT while Dr. Pabo Arenaz (second from left), provost and vice president for academic affairs, TAMIU, signs the agreement. Aslo participating in the ceremony are Lic. Francisco Cadena (center), director, UAT College of Nursing, Nuevo Laredo campus; Dr. Regina Aune (second from right), dean, TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Dr. Homero Aguirre (right), professor of management, UAT, Nuevo Laredo campus.

“These agreements correspond to an initiative brought by TAMIU President Ray Keck about a year ago and fit quite nicely within the initiatives led by the Bi-National Center to capitalize on the economic strengths and opportunities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo,” explained Dr. Jaime Ortiz, associate vice president, division of international programs.

Students will be able to enroll in the programs starting Fall 2010.

Under the agreements, each college or facultad will participate in the exchange of faculty or joint teaching and research and collaborate in research in their respective areas. Faculty members teaching in the joint programs will be proficient in the language of instruction or the department will provide simultaneous translation to facilitate the delivery of instruction.

Representatives from Texas A&M International University and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas
Representatives from Texas A&M International University and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas participated in the signing ceremony.

Each student involved in these programs will be subject to the admission requirements and tuition and fees of the host university. Also, language competency should be at a level that will allow participating students to attend classes in the language of the host university.

For more information, contact Dr. Ortiz at 326.3068 or jortiz@tamiu.edu

For information on the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, call 326.2450.

For information on the College of Education, call 326.2420.

For information on the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, call 326.2480.

Registration for Spring 2010 is currently underway at uonline.tamiu.edu

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