Associate in Sciences Degree

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCES DEGREE
Offered at all colleges

Degree Code: AS.SCIENCE

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

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed.
  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) 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 Associate in Sciences Degree Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010
HIST 1301   CB060

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SPEAKING, LISTENING, WELLNESS, AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following options: CB090  

OPTION A:

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302; AND
COMM 1129 or PHED 1164
OR

OPTION B:

[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]

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QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
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. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

3-4*

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302

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SELF AND SOCIETY

Select ONE of the following: CB080  
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

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

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HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
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; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312]
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SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select TWO of the following: CB030  
ANTH 2401; 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.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
42

GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select at least six (6) hours from the following prefixes:
BCIS, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, PHYS or ANTH 2401

Select 12 hours from any other college-level courses.

NOTE: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and a requirement in this group.

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE 60
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