Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Blinn College partner to offer seamless bachelor's degree pathways

Agreement provides eligible Blinn students admission to select Texas A&M degree programs

Agreement provides eligible Blinn students admission to select Texas A&M degree programs

August 5, 2021

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Blinn College District established a new transfer agreement Thursday that provides Blinn agricultural sciences students seamless pathways toward Texas A&M bachelor’s degrees.

Announced by Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District, and Dr. Patrick Stover, Vice Chancellor for Texas A&M AgriLife, Dean for the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the agreement provides seamless pathways toward bachelor’s degrees in agricultural economics, bioenvironmental sciences, poultry science, plant and environmental soil science, and horticulture.

Through the partnership, students who complete the associate degree plan at Blinn College earn admission to the specified Bachelor of Science degree programs offered by the Texas A&M College College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. To be eligible, students must meet the grade-point average and general admissions requirements for Texas A&M University.

“Texas A&M University is dedicated to the land-grant mission that established our institution, to serve the people of Texas,” said Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “We are excited that these new agreements will help increase transfer student enrollment at Texas A&M and prepare a diverse cohort of graduates who are ready to join this mission to serve.”

“We are excited to partner with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to provide Blinn students a seamless pathway to an agricultural bachelor’s degree through this one-of-a-kind partnership,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “We look forward to seeing our students succeed at Texas A&M and as leaders in the agricultural industry.”

 

About the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a founding pillar of Texas A&M University. Since its establishment in 1876, the College has evolved to advance agriculture in the state, address new challenges across disciplines and create solutions for the world’s most complex issues through teaching, research and service. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is home to more than 300 faculty experts across 15 departments. They represent a community of scholars working to restore connections among people, agriculture, food, science and the economy.

 

About the Blinn College District

Based at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex on the Brenham Campus, Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program is approximately four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state. Blinn is an active member of the Agriculture Consortium of Texas and maintains close associations with department heads and representatives from all Texas agriculture universities to ensure a smooth transition for students. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/agricultural-sciences.

 

With innovative programs and award-winning co-enrollment partnerships, Blinn’s academic transfer rate ranks No. 1 among Texas community colleges. Courses are available online and at five Central Texas campuses, and students save 43% in tuition and fees compared to the average state university. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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