Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is an academic transfer degree that includes 42 required core curriculum hours and 18 elective course hours. Students may complete these with courses in their area of interest or in the area of their intended university major. All courses listed in the catalog may be used to fulfill the elective requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree, so long as the course is not simultaneously designated to fulfill a core requirement.

The Associate of Arts in General Studies requires a minimum of 60 course hours. Students are not required to take more than 60 course hours to complete an associate degree. The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree may be completed by following the 60-hour general studies curriculum, or by following any of the suggested degree plans included in the college catalog. Students wishing to transfer into a baccalaureate program at a four year institution may choose, as Associate of Arts Degree electives, courses that fulfill freshman and sophomore level requirements for their intended major.

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition 13ENGL 1302 Composition II3
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks1Social & Behavioral Science*3
HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
Creative Arts*3Elective3

Sophomore Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government3GOVT 2306 Texas Government3
Life & Physical Science*4Life & Physical Science*4
MATH 1314 or higher3Language, Philosophy & Culture*3

*See core curriculum course options.

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