Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Art degree is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university as the lower division coursework for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Listed below are possible bachelor’s degree majors into which a student may transfer.

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business Administration & Management
  • Child Care Provider/Assistant
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Languages & Literature
  • History
  • Kinesiology (Health & Wellness)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Political Science & Government
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Each Associate of Arts degree consists of a 42 semester credit hour (SCH) transfer core curriculum as well as 18 semester credit hours appropriate for the major Field Of Study (FOS).

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

60 semester hours required to graduate

First Semester

Course Number
Title
Credits
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Second Semester

Course Number
Title
Credits
Speech  +
3
Creative Arts  +
3
Social and Behavioral Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Semester

Course Number
Title
Credits
Language, Philosophy and Culture  +
3
Life and Physical Sciences  +
4
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Course Number
Title
Credits
Life and Physical Sciences  +
4
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Major Course OR Elective X3XX  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Transfer Curricula for Bachelor of Arts Majors:

NOTE: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved Field of Study Curricula for the Associate of Arts degree majors identified as (THECB FOS).

Agriculture

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, BCIS 1305 or AGRI 1309, AGRI 1415 or AGRI 1407, MATH 1342 or MATH 1325, AGRI 2317, AGRI 1325

Anthropology

ANTH 2301, ANTH 2302, ANTH 2351

Art

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

Business Administration & Management

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, BCIS 1305, BUSI 1301, BUSI 2305, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, MATH 1324 (THECB FOS)

Child Care Provider/Assistant

TECA 1303, TECA 1311, TECA 1318, TECA 1354

Criminal Justice

CRIJ 1301, CRIJ 1306, CRIJ 1310, CRIJ 2313, CRIJ 2328, and one 3 SCH elective from CRIJ (THECB FOS)

Drama

DRAM 1351, DRAM 1330, Script Analysis, DRAM 1120, DRAM 1121, DRAM 2120, DRAM 2121, and up to 8 SCH of electives from DRAM 1322, DRAM 1341, DRAM 1342, DRAM 1352, DRAM 2331, DRAM 2336, DRAM 2361, or DRAM 2362 (THECB FOS PROPOSED) (course selection depends on track – performance, design, general)

Economics

ECON 2301, ECON 2302, MATH 1342, MATH 1325, and 6 SCH of electives from the MATH, BUSI, or social science areas.

English Language & Literature

ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and 18 SCH in electives and ENGL literature survey courses. (To avoid duplication of content, one-half of a two-semester survey cannot be taken in conjunction with a single-semester course in the same topic.)

History

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2311, HIST 2312

Kinesiology (Health & Wellness)

KINE 1304, KINE 1306, BIOL 1332, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301, SOCI 2340, and 6 SCH of KINE electives (THECB FOS PROPOSED)

Music

4 SCH in MUEN (ensemble) courses, 8 SCH in MUAP (applied study) courses, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1312, MUSI 2311, MUSI 2312, MUSI 1116, MUSI 1117, MUSI 2116, MUSI 2117, MUSI 1307 (THECB FOS) NOTE: The Field of Study Curriculum for Music constitutes the base of a 60-semester-credit-hour transfer block. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in music shall complete elements of the core transfer curriculum at the receiving institution.

Political Science & Government

GOVT 2304, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, MATH 1342, and 15 SCH of electives

Psychology

PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2317, PSYC 2319, PSYC 2320, PSYC 2330

Social Work

SOCW 2361, SOCW 2362, SOCI 1306, MATH 1342 or PSYC 2317, SOCW 2389, and 3 SCH of electives (THECB FOS)

Sociology

SOCI 1301 and 6 SCH of electives (THECB FOS)

Total credits:
60

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