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TAMIU Ranks Among Top 10 Best Universities for Biology Majors in Texas Posted: 10/12/17

TAMIU Ranks Among Top 10 Best Universities for Biology Majors in Texas


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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) ranks No. 6 among the Top 10 Best Colleges for Biology majors in Texas, according to a new ranking released by online source,

TAMIU, along with Texas A&M University College Station, were the only two universities in the Texas A&M University System recognized.

TAMIU outranked Texas Christian University, Baylor University, Southern University and Texas Tech University.

The full ranking can be found here:

In order to arrive at its ranking, Zippia looked at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCEand College Scorecard data from to understand which Biology departments offer the best career opportunities.

Parameters Zippia reviewed included career results such as mean earnings after six years and 10 years, as well as the ratio of people working to not working after 10 years.

Another factor included Biology emphasis, indicated by the percentage of the graduating class that are Biology majors.

Zippia also looked at school performance, including admissions rate (more selective the better), graduation rate, average cost of attendance, and median amount of debt.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz, a biologist and researcher who holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and Cell Biology from Washington State University and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Nevada at Reno, said this most recent accolade attests to the high quality of Biology education that TAMIU offers.

“We provide high quality bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology, imparted by gifted faculty and researchers,” Dr. Arenaz said, “TAMIU’s Biology program distinguishes itself from others by preparing students to pursue careers in STEM fields through innovative teaching and mentoring, where students truly get to know their professors who, in turn, encourage them to participate in research opportunities and national conferences.”

Dr. Arenaz emphasized that students who graduate from TAMIU’s Biology program are prepared for employment in the private and public sectors, as well as professional and graduate education.

“We are very proud of this new ranking, and I would like to recognize the tireless efforts of our Biology faculty who daily teach and encourage students to push their perceived limitations in order to reach goals that are beyond their expectation,” Arenaz said.

A comprehensive list of TAMIU Biology degree offerings can be found here:

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