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A.A. and A.S. Degrees

Both Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are designed for transfer to four-year universities and consist of the transfer core as set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for a particular major or field of study. Additional hours required to satisfy the minimum degree requirement are comprised of degree-specific electives. Listed below are possible bachelor’s degree majors into which students may transfer.

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication/Intermedia Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education

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Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

60 semester hours required

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (14 Hours Total)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3
MATH 1314, 1324, 1332,
or higher
  3
Kinesiology*   1
Elective   4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (16 Total Hours)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3
Kinesiology*   1
Speech   3
Visual/Performing Arts   3
Behavioral Science   3
Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (14 Total Hours)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Kinesiology*   1
Humanities   3
Natural Science   4
Elective   3
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (16 Total Hours)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective   3
Natural Science   4
Elective   3
*KINE 1338 may be substituted for all three one-hour courses.

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Suggested electives for Transfer Bachelor in Arts majors:

Anthropology
ANTH 2301, 2346, 2351, 2389

Art
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317

Biology
BIOL 1408, 1411, 1413, 2406

Communication/Intermedia Arts
COMM 1307, 1318, 1319, 1336, 2303, 2324, 2325, 2327

Drama
DRAM 1310, 1351, 1352, plus six hours from 1330, 1341, 1342, OR 2351

Forensic Science
FORS 2440, 2450, PSYC 2301, CRIJ 1310, CRIJ 2314 and either PSYC 2307 or PSYC 2315

Music
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula in Music. Students planning to transfer to a Texas public university may transfer the following subject specific courses into the appropriate baccalaureate degree major: MUEN 1121, 1122, 1131, 1132 or MUEN 1141, 1142, 1151, 1152 plus MUSI 1290, 1291, 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, 1116, 1117, 2116, 2117, 1310 plus any MUAP courses up to 8 semester credit hours.

Psychology
PSYC 2301, 2302, 2389 or may substitute PSYC 2307 or 2314

Sociology
SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301 plus three hours from PSYC 2302 or 2306 or 2314 or 2315

Social Work
SOCW 2361, SOCW 2362. See advisor for additional electives for specific universities.

Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary, secondary, and physical education majors should seek advisement from a counselor regarding specific transfer degree requirements.

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Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

60-62 semester hours required

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (14 Total Hours)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3
MATH   3
Natural Science   4
Kinesiology**   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (17 Total Hours)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3
Math   3
Natural Science   4
Speech   3
Kinesiology**   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (14-15 Total Hours)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Natural Science, Business, or Math Elective   3-4
Behavioral Science   3
Kinesiology**   1
Elective   4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (15-16 Total Hours)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Natural Science, Business, or Math Elective   3-4
Humanities   3
Visual/Performing Arts   3
Elective   3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Recommended for business, computer science or mathematics majors – includes programming.
** KINE 1338 may be substituted for all three one-hour courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suggested ELECTIVES for Transfer Bachelor in Science majors:

Agriculture
AGRI 1131, 1309, 1407, 1415, 1419, 2303, 2313, 2317, 2321; BIOL 1411, 1413; MATH 1314

Architecture
MATH 1314, 1316, 2412; PHYS 1401, 1402

Biology
BIOL 1406, 1407, 2421; CHEM 1411, 1412; MATH 1314, 1316; PHYS 1401, 1402

Business
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula in Business. Students planning to transfer to a Texas public university may transfer the following subject-specific courses into the appropriate baccalaureate degree major: ACCT 2301, 2302; BCIS 1305; ECON 2301, 2302; MATH 1325; SPCH 1315 or 1321

Chemistry
BIOL 1408, 1409; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; MATH 1314, 2413, 2414; PHYS 1401, 1402

Child Care Provider/Assistant
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula in Child Care Provider/ Assistant. A background check must be passed before required observations may be done. Students planning to transfer to a Texas public university may transfer the following subject-specific courses into the appropriate baccalaureate degree major:

Field of Study Curriculum – TECA 1303, 1311, 1318, 1354

Computer Information Systems
Networking Emphasis – ITNW 1316, 1325, 1453; CPMT 1351
Information Technology Emphasis – COSC 1301; CPMT 1451; POFI 2440, ITSW 2434, 2437
Programming Emphasis – COSC 1309; ITSE 1407, 1431, 2409, 2413
Digital Publishing Emphasis – COSC 1301; IMED 1416; ARTC 1413, 2413

Criminal Justice
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula in Criminal Justice. Students planning to transfer to a Texas public university may transfer the following subject specific courses into the appropriate baccalaureate degree major:

Field of Study Curriculum: CRIJ 1301, 1306, 1310, 2313, 2328 plus six hours from CRIJ 1307, 1313, 2314, 2323.

Geology
GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404

Mathematics
MATH 1316, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2315; CHEM 1411, 1412; PHYS 2425, 2426

Nursing
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula in Nursing. Students planning to transfer to a Texas public university may transfer the following subject-specific courses into the appropriate baccalaureate degree major: BIOL 2401, 2402 and 2421; CHEM 1411 or 1412 or 2423 or 2425; HECO 1322 or BIOL 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; MATH 1342.

Physics/Engineering
CHEM 1411, 1412; MATH 1314, 1316, 2412, 2413, 2314, 2315, 2423, 2425;
PHYS 2425, 2426

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
MATH 2413; PHYS 1401, 1402; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; BIOL 1406, 1407

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