WESLACO - Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) will offer engineering educational and research programs at the Citrus Center, located at 312 N. International Blvd.
While a limited amount of courses will be offered in January 2015, the first cohort of engineering students is expected to be admitted in fall 2015.
The initiative will make it possible for engineering students in Rio Grande Valley to earn a TAMUK degree from the Weslaco campus.
Initial offerings from this engineering initiative will include bachelor's programs in chemical, environmental and natural gas engineering.
Students will receive the first two years of instruction from Rio Grande Valley community colleges before transferring to the Weslaco campus for their third and fourth years of college.
Officials are planning to add more bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to their Weslaco campus as the initiative grows. Research programs in nanotechnology, robotics and environmental engineering will also be housed at this campus.
The new program may become the first step toward creating a Texas A&M University - Rio Grande Valley.