Each page begins with a few sentences to introduce the reader and give context to rest of the information on the page. Try not to fall into the trop of saying “Welcome to the…” as it is redundant. Instead, try to use a headline and copy that excites and inspires the reader.


The Department of Biological and Environmental Science offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate programs encompass biological sciences, environmental sciences, wildlife conservation science and teacher certification. Our graduate studies include Master of Science degree in biology, certificates in environmental science and a fully online Master of Science degree in biological sciences. If you're intrigued by the inner workings of the world around you, take a deeper look into our programs.

Columns with photo

This will be used several times through out the page. Examples; Practical Applications, Course Delivery and Resources, What you Will Learn, Student Organizations. This section can be divided into two or three columns. In one of the columns you can add the photo.


An MBA degree will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Build marketable skills related to accounting, finance, management and marketing tools and techniques.
  • Learn to apply analytical and strategic leadership solutions to an interrelated set of economic, ethical and environmental issues.
  • Conduct research using quantitative skills, develop creative solutions to real-world business problems.
  • Gain an understanding of the social, ethical, regulatory, global, political and cultural environments within which multinationals operate.
  • Develop soft skills in addition to traditional business acumen.
Business Students

Career Possibilities

This section tends to be on every program page. Descriptions helps to understand the opportunity the student have in these particular program as well as adding a few positive reasons to be apart of this program. No more than 1-3 sentences. To find the career opportunities and pay, Google US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 or PayScale depending on program.


Accounting gives you the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Our combination of educational and real-world application creates an active and engaging learning experience that offers access to faculty whose collective expertise spans all major areas of economics and finance. As a result, graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Finance Director
Corporate Controller
Finance Manager
Tax Manager
$99,700 Mid-career salaries are listed.

Columns with buttons

This sections is on most program pages. The Column box is divided into three and in each column a button is added. The button should be linked to the page labeled.

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

Columns with buttons



Non-Core Blocks


The accordion block is used to compress the information on a page, giving the ready a chance to review an outline of the content and then dig into the information they are looking for.

In example one, we are using the block to display the entire curriculum for a program in a small area. This gives the user a chance to first understand the overall scope of the content and then expand each block to ready details. You will also see this in the Admissions Sections.


The accounting program at A&M-Commerce is uniquely designed to prepare you for a successful career and, more importantly, life! Over 100 years, this program has evolved and developed with the long-term success of our graduates in mind. You will not only learn critical analytical skills, you will learn how to communicate through financial data as well. Accounting is the backbone of business. It is vitally important for companies and small businesses alike to have accountants to keep records organized, back up tax returns and help guide financial decision making. An accounting degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce will prepare you to sit for the CPA and CFA exams and open the door to careers in public accounting.

Your first year you will take a combination of university core and business core classes. All students must take these classes, and they are a very important part of your business education. Many students take mostly core classes with one or two courses related to their major each semester.


Begin with core classes. These are essential for building a strong foundation.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1301
  • U.S. History to 1877
    Hist 1301
  • Mathematics for Business Applications I
    Math 1324
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Business Computer Systems
    BUSA 1305


Continue taking your university core classes. Completing an elective or two this semester is important as well.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1302
  • U.S. History from 1865
    Hist 1302
  • Math. for Bus. Applications II
    Math 1325
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Advisor-approved elective

Your second year, take the remainder of your university core classes along with a few business core and electives. Expand your mind and learn how to think like a professional.


You made it through your first year. Continue ahead with electives and core courses.

  • The US Government
    PSci 2301
  • Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2301
  • Principles of Macro Economics
    Eco 2301
  • Degree Pathway
  • US Lit, Philosophy, Culture Elective


Finish taking the remainder of your core classes. Good things are coming!

  • Texas and the Federal System
    Psci 2302
  • Principles of Accounting II
    ACCT 2302
  • Principles of Micro Economics
    Eco 2302
  • Advisor-approved elective
  • US Creative Arts Elective

During your third year, you will begin to focus on upper-level coursework and take classes related to your major. It’s also a great time to snag an internship or co-op which may count as a class towards your degree.


Start taking classes relating to your major. Things are about to get exciting!

  • Fin Stmt Anlys for Global Ent
    ACCT 311
  • Intermediate Accounting I
    Acct 321
  • Principles of Management
    MGT 305
  • Legal Env. of Business
    MGT 301
  • Marketing
    Mkt 306


Keep up the good work! Senior year is right around the corner.

  • Intermediate Accounting II
    ACCT 322
  • Accounting Info Systems
    ACCT 326
  • Intro. To Business Finance
    Fin 304
  • Bus. & Eco. Statistics
    ECO 302
  • Business Communication
    MGT 303

During your fourth year, you will finish taking your upper-level business courses and Accounting classes. As you get ready to graduate, interview with companies that you dream about working for. You will find alumni who know the quality of TAMUC graduates at businesses worldwide.


You are so close to being done. Stay strong!

  • Auditing
    ACCT 427
  • Operations Management
    MGT 307
  • Economic Forecasting
    Eco 309
  • Cost Accounting
    ACCT 412
  • Data & Information Mgt
    BUSA 326


It’s the home stretch, and graduation is your next step. You got this!

  • Govt. & NFP Accounting
    ACCT 437
  • Income Tax Accounting
    ACCT 440
  • UL Business elective course
  • Acct Elective: 442, 431, 421 or 435
  • Business Strategy
    Mgt 439

Example 2

Here is it being used in a column to simplify the information on the page without losing the details a user may need.

Ways to Give

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts provide immediate support to your university. They can enhance programs, establish or increase endowments, or assist in areas of greatest need. They also help the university carry out its daily mission to Educate. Discover. Achieve.

You can make an outright donation in the following ways:

Make a gift with a credit card or electronic check by phone at 903.468.8187 or online. You may choose a one-time or recurring gift.

When you make gifts by cash or check, simply include a note or use the check’s field memo to express your wishes regarding the designation of your gift.

Please make checks payable to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation

Please mail checks to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation
P.O. Box 3425
Commerce, TX 75429-3425

Business woman hand writing and signing white blank bank cheque book with laptop computer, mouse and digital tablet on the desk at office. Payment by check, paycheck, payroll concept.

This block is usually at the top of the page. It is profiles navigation to the top 4 topics relevant to users on this page. Links may take you down the page using an anchor link or to another page or even a pdf. The arrows can be positioned up, down, (for anchor links) left or right (for pages) depending on what makes sense.

Degree Programs

The programs block list programs from the program content type. You can choose to list them dynamically by taxonomy or manually by searching.

It generally looks best on a light background.

Example of it in use here

Explore Our Programs

Accounting (BBA)

This program provides you with the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Graduates pursue careers in public accounting, governmental accounting and managerial accounting.

Finance (BBA)

The BBA in Finance program will give you tangible and market-demanded skills related to capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions, and personal finance. Graduates pursue careers in banking, financial analysis, corporate finance and personal financial planning.

Accounting (MSA)

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed for those who want to specialize in accounting at the graduate level. It is a good choice whether you choose to build on your undergraduate accounting major or have a limited or no accounting background. The MSA is excellent preparation if you are planning a career in public accounting, industry or government.

Finance (MSF)

The Master of Science in Finance program will give you a solid understanding of finance theory as well as the practical applications of theory to real-world problems. When you graduate, you will be prepared to meet the financial, managerial and global economic challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Graduate Certificates

Auditing and Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Auditing and Forensic Accounting will equip students to gain certifications offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  The twelve semester hours (4 courses) of coursework is eligible to meet requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program should a student wish to pursue it.  ACCT 527 & ACCT 562 are in the core curriculum and the remaining courses would meet electives for the MSA.

Big Grid

The big grid is also used for quick navigation. It simply consists of photos with buttons on top. The buttons can be placed in the center or the bottom. The buttons should link to the corresponding area.

See it in action on the homepage.

See it in action on the locations page.

Example 1 with buttons in the center

Campus Life

We offer the services and resources you need to feel completely at home on campus.

Example 2 with buttons on the bottom.

Courses Slider

Used on program pages to feature a few courses. Confirm that the Full Curriculum button is associate with the current program. All formatting is done automatically based on fields.

Example can be found here

Featured Courses

Box Slider

See it in action on the computer science page. The box slider consists of an image and a link. It is most commonly used to show places where our students have internship opportunities.

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce computer science students.

Card Slider

The card slider is used to highlight the top features related to the page. Each card can link to another page of content or not depending on the context.



Add the department, phone, fax, address and email if email is associated with the department Example: The College of Agriculture and Natural Recourses, [email protected]

Contact Us

  • Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
  • 903.886.5378
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011

For PAges

Departmental News

TAMUC – Featured News Slider and TAMUC – Departmental News Bites

The news slider dynamically displays the most recent news articles that match the given taxonomy.

Both are used on department pages to show news related to the specific department.

These news articles show up on and can be used in newsletters, etc.

Featured News

New Bites

This will be seen on News posts or pages. It display news bites by category.

Example can be found here

News Category

This will be seen on News posts or pages. It displays news cards by category.

Example can be found here

Explore Our Programs

This is normally found on our home page under Future Students.

Make sure that the Change Alignment is set at Full Width.

Example of use can be seen here

Explore Our Programs

With over 130 degrees, you will be able to find the one that suits you best, and you will be on your way to the career of your dreams in no time at all.

People Spotlight

These are used to display a photo and a quote from a faculty member interview. They can be organized by taxonomy or searched for manually.

Block Name: TAMUC – People Spotlight

An example is used here

Featured Faculty


The FAQs block list FAQ from the FAQ content type by taxonomy

When creating a new FAQ, be sure to check the correct category for the section.

An example of this page is here

Fast Facts – Slideshow BLock

Fast Facts is a slideshow block. Upload JPEGS or transparent PNG files to each slide to display information such as statistics. you can also upload an image for the background.

An example is found here

Featured Stories

These are placed in News. It will be shown as cards for news with search bar.

Example can be seen here

Grid Slider

Each slide allows you to set a photo, link, caption, and the option to display a button.

Example is used here

Image Gallery Slider

Block name: TAMUC – Image Slider Gallery

Images fill the space given.

Each accordion serves as a drop-down menu for links that can be categorized or grouped together.

Example can be found here

More Accordion

For more verbose sections that might crowd a page, use a More block.

Example is used here

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) budgets at A&M-Commerce vary with enrollment status, housing arrangements and personal lifestyles. COA is considered estimates (actual amounts for each student may vary). COA is used in the process to determine financial need.

Standard student COA budgets are prepared each year and reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). COA budgets are used in determining a student’s financial need. Budgets are constructed for students living on-campus and off-campus. Each standard expense budget includes cost components defined by law.

More About COA Budgets Close COA Budget Details

Cost components that may be included in the standard student COA budgets

  • Tuition and fees normally assessed a student carrying the same academic workload. This component includes costs of rental or purchase of equipment (including equipment for instruction by telecommunications), materials or supplies required of all students in the same course of study.
  • Allowance for books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. This component can include a reasonable amount for the documented rental or purchase of a personal computer.
  • Allowance for room and board. The living on campus allowance is the average costs associated with on-campus housing and the various meal plans available.
  • Allowance for costs expected to be incurred for dependent care. Students incurring the costs of dependent care in order to attend classes can submit documentation of such expenses from the day care provider.
  • Allowance for the one-time direct costs of obtaining a first professional license or certificate for students who are enrolled in a program that requires such professional licensure or certification. This component is a one-time allowance. Examples for allowable costs are fees charged to take a licensing exam and costs of applying for and obtaining the license or certification. The costs must be incurred during (not after) a period of enrollment.
  • Allowance for study abroad programs approved for credit including reasonable costs associated with the study abroad program.
  • For a disabled student, an allowance for expenses related to the student’s disability. Such expenses include special services, personal assistance, transportation, equipment and supplies that are reasonably incurred and are not paid for by other agencies.
  • For students engaged in a work experience through a cooperative education program, an allowance for reasonable costs associated with such employment.
  • For students receiving loans, the loan fees required to receive the loans. Loan fees associated with private educational loans can be included only if the fees are charged during the period of enrollment for which the loan is intended.
  • For on-line courses, the COA includes the costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, if not already included in the cost of enrollment. If there is a required period of residential training, the COA can also include an allowance for travel and an allowance for room-and-board costs specifically incurred for the period of residential training.

Adjustments to components of the COA over and above those indicated will need to be documented and explained in full before any adjustment can be made.

  • Undergraduate-Texas Resident On Campus Cost
  • Undergraduate-Texas Resident Off Campus Cost
  • Undergraduate Non-Resident On Campus Cost
  • Undergraduate Non-Resident Off Campus Cost
  • Graduate COA

Feature News Slider

This hosts different card format for featured news complete with a slider. News articles shown may be displayed or excluded according to the checked categories. These are commonly used for news on a specific department or program page.

Used in action here


You can use Manual selection as well as taxonomy to add people to the list. Loads profiles inline when clicked.

Example can be seen here

We are here to help!

People Wide

Slideshow of people with photo, name and quote pulled from “people” page options.

Example can be seen here

Faculty Spotlight

Photo Boxes

It can be used on any page and will have photos with links.

Example of it here (Section of Departments)

student support

Photo Button

Styled button.

Lorem Ipsum

Program Details

When placed in program pages, it will show the statistics on the degree.

Where It Is Offered
Foreign Language
Total Credit Hours
Thesis Requirements

To edit the content displayed:

-Click on page at the top right where it says Program, when you are in the Edit Program mode.

-Scroll the right hand section down until you reach Program

  • It is here where you can change all section of the Program Details
  • *Reminder* Do not forget to check off which method of delivery as well as name the location of the program on the right side menu

Program Headline

Displays the programs featured image icon next to the headline.

Example can be seen here

Related Degrees Slider

This appears on all program pages. It should show program either in the same department or college. Make sure in the Block section color scheme is Blue Gradient.

Example can be seen here

Related Degree Programs

Research Accordion

Used primarily on Department Pages, the TAMUC – Research block dynamically displays research pages titles and descriptions by category.

Our Research

Our chemistry faculty are excited to develop your knowledge and skills through research. Opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to discuss any research interests with your professors.

Computational Analysis of the Factors that Affect the Outcomes of Hetero Diels Alder Reactions

In the pharmaceutical industry, computation chemistry is often used to simulate how a drug couples with its target protein in the body and predict important interactions. Our research involves using computational methods to analyze the factors that influence the outcomes of the hetero Diels Alder reaction and predict the outcomes of these reactions.
Learn More


These are on all pages. Most items above should be placed into a section to make it easier to modify. It helps to compartmentalized content for dynamic placement. Every section has three icons in the top right corner.

Edit: Edit section in a new window.

Link: Link this this exact section.

Anchor: copy the anchor tag for that section to link to it on the same page.


This will normally be found on College and Academic Departments Pages. It will be shown as a signature along with title. Does not pull in from people type. It normally doesn’t stand alone, it will be placed with a faculty from the specific department or college. Always link to the person page.

Example can be seen here

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business! Here, you will become a business professional who is prepared to succeed in a dynamic and global workplace. You will learn from world-class faculty members and engage in outstanding internship and career opportunities. I invite you to learn more about the College of Business and experience the energy, enthusiasm, combination of academic challenge and practical focus that sets us apart. Go Lions!

Mario Hayek's signature
Dean, College of Business
Founding Director, Venture College


This will be seen on news pages. It is a block for subscribing to the newsletter.

Example can be see here

Tabs (TAMUC Audience Tabs)

These will usually be seen on program pages. They are tabs that change which sections are shown on a page based on Audience type.


Tabs General (TAMUC Tabs)

These can be found on any page. This a styled tabs that hold sections instead of inner-blocks.

Example can be seen here

Tabs with Video

This is on the Home page at the top.

Example can be seen here

Tuition Calculator 2.0

Uses the “Tuition and Fees” content type to display all possible combination of tuition/fee rates. The fees component has now been deprecated and is no longer in use.

Example can be seen here

Tuition Calculator

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Per Semester

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Online Courses ($50 per hour)
  • Remote Locations ($20 per hour)
  • Lab Fees ($5 – $30 per course)
Back to menu

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Per Semester

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Online Courses ($50 per hour)
  • Remote Locations ($20 per hour)
  • Lab Fees ($5 – $30 per course)
Back to menu

Graduate Business Tuition and Fees

Per Semester

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Online Courses ($50 per hour)
  • Remote Locations ($20 per hour)
  • Lab Fees ($5 – $30 per course)
Back to menu

Undergraduate Nursing Tuition and Fees Slider

Undergraduate Nursing

Per Semester

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Online Courses ($50 per hour)
  • Remote Locations ($20 per hour)
  • Lab Fees ($5 – $30 per course)
Back to menu

Graduate Nursing Tuition and Fees Slider

Per Semester

Additional Fees May Apply

  • Online Courses ($50 per hour)
  • Remote Locations ($20 per hour)
  • Lab Fees ($5 – $30 per course)
Back to menu

TAB Tuition and Fees Slider

Per Semester
Back to menu

Video WITH Cover

You can custom image cover for youtube videos.

Example can be seen here


This can on any page. It is not an actual Gutenberg Block but probably should be. Shows events from the calendar.

Student Events

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