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Associate in Arts Degree (Archived)
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Degree Code: AA.ARTS

In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 61 credit hours including all the required courses listed.
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, either Speech 1311 or 1315, and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

Course Requirements for the AA Degree Credit Hours
COMMUNICATIONS
Select each of the following:
English 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required), English 1302 and either Speech 1311 or 1315 (a grade of "C" or better required)
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MATHEMATICS
(A grade of "C" or better required.)
Select one from the following:
Math 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1414, 2342, 2412, 2442 or higher level
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LAB SCIENCES
Select two from the following:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409; Chemistry 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412; Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 1445; Physics 1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met by using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; CHEM 1405 and 1411; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.
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SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Select each from the following:
History 1301, 1302; Government 2301, 2302
Select one from the following:
Anthropology 2346, 2351; Economics 1303, 2301, 2302, 2311; Psychology 2301, 2314, 2316; Sociology 1301, 1306, 2319
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HUMANITIES/VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Select one from each of the following groupings:

  1. Arts 1301, 1303, 1304; Dance 2303; Drama 1310, 2366; Humanities 1315; Music 1306, 1308, 1309
  2. English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333
  3. Cultural Studies 2370; History 2321, 2322, 2381; Philosophy 1301, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317; Religion 1304
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INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS
Select the following:
Physical Education 1164

Select one from the following:
Take any 3 or 4 credit hour Computer Science course with the prefix of COSC
OR
Take BCIS 1405

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ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select any 13 hours of elective college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BCIS, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, GEOL, MATH or PHYS.

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Total Credit Hours 61-62
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