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    Academic Information Academic Information
         Degree Requirements  Degree Requirements
         Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees  Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees
         Field of Study Degrees  Field of Study Degrees
         Emphasis Degrees  Emphasis Degrees
         Transfer Degree  Transfer Degree
         Associate in Applied Sciences Degree  Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
         Certificate Programs  Certificate Programs
         Older Course Work Taken  Older Course Work Taken
         Course Prerequisites  Course Prerequisites
         Core Curriculum  Core Curriculum
         Academic Transfer Programs  Academic Transfer Programs
         Earning an Associate Degree  Earning an Associate Degree
         Transfer Policy  Transfer Policy
         Transfer Dispute Resolution  Transfer Dispute Resolution
         Choosing a Major  Choosing a Major
         Transfer Tips  Transfer Tips
         Transfer Resources  Transfer Resources
         Transfer Guides  Transfer Guides
         Course Equivalency Guides  Course Equivalency Guides
         Common Course Numbering System  Common Course Numbering System
         Choosing a Catalog Year  Choosing a Catalog Year
         Other Things to Consider  Other Things to Consider
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Choosing a Major and Developing an Educational Plan (Archived)

You may be entering college with a clear idea of what major you will choose and which senior institution you plan to attend. But, if you are like many students, you may not know where you will transfer or in what disicipline you may major.

If you are undecided about a major at the university, you are encouraged to take courses in the core curriculum as these will transfer to all Texas public universities. During the first semester, you should investigate your interests. By the second or third semester, you should begin to develop a clear sense of which senior institution you will attend and the requirements for your chosen degree program. Working closely with a counselor or advisor, and using current information from four-year institutions, you should follow the Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degree plan because they incorporate the core curriculum. The counseling and advising personnel at the college can help you develop a degree plan for almost any major. Listed below are some of the four-year majors you can begin in the college:

AccountingMarine Biology
American StudiesMedical Technology
Biological ScienceMusic
BotanyMusic Education
Business AdministrationNursing
ChemistryOccupational Therapy
Computer ScienceOceanography
Dental HygienePharmacy
*Dentistry Philosophy
DramaPhysical Education
EconomicsPhysical Science
EngineeringPhysical Therapy
EntomologyPolitical Science
Fine ArtsPublic Relations
Foreign LanguagesRadio/TV/Film
GeographySocial Work
Health SciencesSpeech Communication
HistorySpeech Pathology
Industrial ArtsTeacher Preparation
Interior DesignTelecommunications
*Law*Veterinary Medicine
Legal ScienceWildlife Management
Liberal ArtsZoology
Life Sciences Management 
*These fields require study beyond the bachelor's degree.
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