COLLEGE OF INNOVATION AND DESIGN

Welcome to the College of Innovation and Design

The College of Innovation and Design was created with you in mind! Your college delivers a unique blend of services and programs designed to help you reach your educational and career goals.

Our online degree options are perfect for working adults who are seeking to earn a degree or certificate. Whether you choose our self-paced, competency-based programs or our online programs that provide a more structured environment, you are sure to find learning opportunities that match your learning style. Our dedicated advisers ensure your needs are met and provide one-on-one guidance, either virtually or face-to-face.

The First Year TRAC program and Office of Career Development are integral parts of the College of Innovation and Design. The award-winning First Year TRAC program provides freshmen with unique learning opportunities. The Office of Career Development offers career guidance and assistance to students throughout their college experience.

By combining unique programs, personalized advising and career planning, the College of Innovation and Design provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical tools needed to become career-ready professionals, prepared to compete in the marketplace and add value to the global environment.

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Benefits of A&M-Commerce Innovation and Design

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College of Innovation and Design :: Welcome from the Dean of the college of business edited

A photo of Dean Villanueva-Russell.

Welcome from the Dean

The College of Innovation and Design is a university-wide hub that works collaboratively with faculty, students, alumni and industry to assess and prepare students for the demands and opportunities of our ever-changing world and workplace. The college serves as an incubator for new initiatives, badges, certificates and degrees that transcend single disciplines or departments. Together, we ensure students are successful for their first year of college as well as for their first, second or third career later in life.

Make a difference. Make a living. Make a life.

Signature of Yvonne Villanueva-Russell
Dean, College of Innovation and Design
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College of Innovations and Design :: Academic Degree Programs

Academic Degree Programs

Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

Our BAAS program is flexible, affordable and 100 percent online. If you have earned or worked toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, our innovative BAAS program will provide you with a cost-effective pathway to earning your Bachelor degree. We will accept up to 85 hours of your previous coursework from an accredited institution, which means you are only 37 hours away from earning your degree!

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Criminal Justice (BS) Law Enforcement Leadership Emphasis, Competency-Based

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership (BSCJ-CJCB) at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a 100% online, competency-based program designed specifically for first responders: law enforcement, peace officers and military personnel with existing work experience, police academy training, or other certifications. Courses are offered in an accelerated format, so students can move swiftly through material they already have mastery over, and focus more attention on topics that are new and challenging to their existing knowledge base. The courses are self-paced, so students can work according to their own schedule. Students in the BSCJ-CJCB program develop practical workplace competencies that meet current and future challenges facing first responders today.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 year average

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No Thesis Required

General Studies (BGS)

The BGS degree will allow you to explore multiple areas of study, satisfying personal interests, aligning to career goals, or simply helping you wrap up the college education you might have started long ago.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Health Services Administration (BAAS)

Our BAAS program is flexible, affordable and 100 percent online. If you have earned or worked toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, our innovative BAAS program will provide you with a cost-effective pathway to earning your Bachelor degree. We will accept up to 85 hours of your previous coursework from an accredited institution, which means you are only 37 hours away from earning your degree!

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Organizational Leadership (BAAS-ORGL) Competency-Based

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership (ORGL) degree is a competency-based program that prepares innovative leaders for employment in an increasingly technological and global society. This program provides opportunities for students to receive credit for what they know and can do already, allows them to accelerate completion of their degree and — because it is fully online — students are able to plan their study schedule around the rest of their day to complete the coursework.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 year average

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Safety and Health (BAAS)

Our BAAS program is flexible, affordable and 100 percent online. If you have earned or worked toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, our innovative BAAS program will provide you with a cost-effective pathway to earning your Bachelor degree. We will accept up to 85 hours of your previous coursework from an accredited institution, which means you are only 37 hours away from earning your degree!

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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College of Innovation and Design :: Departments

Student Support

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College of Innovation and Design- Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our faculty and Staff

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get into Graduate School?

You can begin graduate course work after you receive your bachelor’s degree, and sometimes even while you are finishing it up. Please visit us at the College of Innovation and Design Dean’s Office for graduate program assistance.

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What is the “Mandatory Advising” hold on my student account?

All new and transfer students have an advising hold automatically placed on their account until they have contacted an advisor and declared a major. If you feel this hold is in error, please contact CID Advising Center at [email protected].

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What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?

Please review the University Basic Skills policy for information on this rule so that we can better ensure your success in your higher educational endeavors.

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How do I start the process for graduation?

To begin the CID Graduation Checkout process, contact your Academic Advisor. Pay careful attention to the dates. You must also file for graduation with the Office of the Registrar.

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Why can’t I drop my Math or English course and What does the Basic Skills policy have to do with me?

Math courses include: PJCM 306/300 or Math 131/141/175

English courses include: ENG 100/110/101

ENG 100 must be taken concurrently with coordinating college-level courses according to the University Basic Skills Policy found in the Student Guide. As a CID student, you must be continuously enrolled in mathematics until you complete your math requirements.

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How does financial aid work for General Studies or Applied Arts and Sciences?

You have to be enrolled in at least 6 hours (2 courses) to be considered half-time and eligible for grants and loans. Full-time enrollment is 12 hours (4 courses).

For more information, visit the Cost and Assistance page.

All students applying for financial aid with questions please email [email protected] or call 903.886.5096.

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How can I see my degree evaluation (audit)?

  1. To see your degree evaluation
    • Log onto myLeo, click “Student Resources,” then “DegreeWorks Student Link”
    • Click “Access Undergraduate DegreeWorks”
  2. To see degree requirements of another degree that is not listed
    • While in your Undergraduate DegreeWorks, click “What-If”
    • Select the term of your current catalog and choose the major from the drop down menu
    • Click “Process What-If”
  • If you have trouble getting your degree evaluation from the myLeo
    system, you can also contact the department of your major to obtain a copy
  • If you continue to have difficulty with this process, for assistance:
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College of Innovation and Design :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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