Associate of Arts Degree

Pathway to the
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

Offered at all colleges


Degree Code: AA.ARTS

This pathway is a guide designed to help you to successfully complete the Associate of Arts degree. Stages within this pathway indicate a sequence of courses and also take into consideration course prerequisites.

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

  1. Complete the required 60 credit hours listed in the pathway;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 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) requirements and course prerequisites and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Core Curriculum: A solid foundation of the 42-hour Core Curriculum and its 9 Foundational Component Areas (FCA) are embedded in this pathway. Completing the Core will enable you to meet the challenges of your college career head-on. Core courses in this pathway are covered in four stages and are designed to build upon the knowledge and skills you acquire as you progress from stage to stage. As you work to complete the 60 hours required for the AA degree, you will also meet the 42-hour Core Curriculum and satisfy the 9 FCA's shown below:

CB010 Communication; 6 credit hours CB060 American History; 6 credit hours
CB020 Mathematics; 3-4 credit hour CB070 Government/Political Science; 6 credit hours
CB030 Life and Physical Sciences; 8 credit hours CB080 Social and Behavioral Sciences; 3 credit hours
CB040 Language, Philosophy & Culture; 3 credit hours CB090 Component Area Option; 4 credit hours
CB050 Creative Arts; 3 credit hours  

Distance Education: This AA 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.

Transfer: Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer. If you plan to transfer, work closely with an advisor/counselor.


Course Required for the AA Degree
Credit Hours

STAGE 1


In Stage 1, you can earn up to 17-credit hours towards this AA degree!

CB 010 (Communication): ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)

3

CB 060 (American History): HIST 1301

3

(A grade of "C" or better required)

CB 020 (Mathematics) - Select ONE of the following: MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1350, 1414, 1425, 1442, 2342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2442

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement of this degree. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement of this degree but does not count towards the 42-hour Core.



*3 - 4
CB 050 (Creative Arts) -- Select ONE of the following: ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310 3

Select four (4) credit hours from ONE of the following options:

OPTION A -- CB 090 (Component Area Option)

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302; AND PHED 1164
OR

OPTION B -- CB 090 (Component Area Option)

Foreign Language [ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; LATI 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412]





4

STAGE 2


After completing Stages 1 and 2, you will have earned 31-32 credit hours toward this AA degree!

CB 010 (Communication): ENGL 1302

3

CB 040 (Language, Philosophy & Culture) - Select ONE of the following: ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321; Foreign Language [ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SPAN 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302 ]

3

CB 060 (American History) - Select ONE of the following: HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

3

CB 080 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) - Select ONE of the following: ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351; BIOL 1322; BUSI 1307; COMM 1307; CRIJ 1301, 1307; ECON 1301, 2301, 2302; GEOG 1302, 1303; GOVT 2304, 2311; HIST 2321, 2322, 2327; PHED 1304; PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316; SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2306, 2319; TECA 1303, 1354

3
General Elective Credits

Select three (3) credit hours that include EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 or any college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS. NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and the requirement for this elective.


3

STAGE 3


After completing Stages 1, 2 and 3 you will have earned up to 46-47 credit hours toward this AA degree!

CB 070 (Government/Political Science): GOVT 2305

3

CB 030 (Life and Physical Sciences) - Select ONE of the following: BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

Note: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

Life and Physical Sciences courses selected in Stage 4 cannot be used to also satisfy Life and Physical Sciences requirements in Stage 3.



4

General Elective Credits

Select eight (8) credit hours that include EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 or any college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS. NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and the requirement for this elective.


8

STAGE 4
After successfully completing the remaining 14-credit hours in Stage 4, you are on your way to graduation!

CB 070 (Government/Political Science): GOVT 2306

3

CB 030 (Life and Physical Sciences) - Select ONE of the following: BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

Note: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

Life and Physical Sciences courses selected in Stage 3 cannot be used to also satisfy Life and Physical Sciences requirements in Stage 4.



4

General Elective Credits

Select seven (7) credit hours that include EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 or any college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS. NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and the requirement for this elective.


7
Associate of Arts Degree Total Credits Earned
60
Questions or comments? Webmaster