Texas A&M University

Vision & Values

People are Texas A&M University’s most valuable asset. The university strives to maintain an environment which encourages all employees to achieve their personal and professional goals and aspirations as we work toward achieving the university’s mission. In this environment, each person’s individuality and contributions are respected. Texas A&M University recognizes that all people have rights at work, including the right to be treated with respect and dignity, the right to be recognized and rewarded fairly for performance, and the right to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. The university is committed to these rights. All people at Texas A&M University are expected to treat each other in accordance with these rights.

Texas A&M University recognizes the importance of communication, and is committed to an environment which stresses open sharing of information and ideas, and values input from all people. Texas A&M University will strive for a work environment in which all people accept responsibility to contribute to the success of the University, and are empowered to do so. Finally, for this vision to become reality and endure, it must be continually communicated, supported and upheld.


Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.

Construction Science Department

The Construction Science Department’s Strategic Plan is to provide purpose and direction for the department.  The goals and objectives set forth in this plan demonstrate our commitment to excellence in construction education, research, and service and intentions.  To view the department goals and strategic plan click COSC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (PDF).


The Texas A&M University Construction Science Department will retain its position as the preeminent program of its kind through dedicated teaching, research, and service.


The Construction Science Department is dedicated to education, discovery, development and application of knowledge in the field of construction while fulfilling the land grant mission of Texas A&M University and enhancing the economic development of the State of Texas. Our mission of providing the highest quality academic programs is inseparable from our mission of developing new understanding through teaching, research and service. We prepare students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society.

Department Goal, Objectives, Strategies, and Metrics

We will be recognized as one of the preeminent construction education programs in the United States and internationally as a premier construction education program.