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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
Offered at all colleges

Degree Code: AA.ARTS

In order to be eligible to receive this AA 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 AA 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 AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB011  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; CHIN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; CZEC 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; FREN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; GERM 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; GREE 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; ITAL 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; JAPN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; KORE 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; LATI 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; PORT 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; RUSS 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; SGNL 1301, 1302; SPAN 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412; VIET 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412]

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QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314/1414, 1316, 1324, 1325/1425, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1350, 1351, 2321/2421, 2342/2442, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2318/2418, 2320/2420, 2305

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WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
ARTS 1311, 1312, 1313, 1316, 2313, 2316, 2326, 2333, 2336, 2341, 2346, 2348, 2356, 2366; BIOL 1322; BUSI 1307; COMM 1316, 1318; DANC 1245, 1341, 1347, 1351; DRAM 1322, 1330, 1351; MUEN 1122, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1151, 1152, 1153, 2123, 2141; MUSI 1116, 1181, 1183, 1192, 1263, 1301; PHED 1100, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1164, 1165, 1251, 1304, 1306, 1346; SOCI 2301, 2340; SPCH 2341

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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; COMM 1307; CRIJ 1301, 1307; ECON 1301, 2301, 2302, 2311; GEOG 1302, 1303, 2312; GOVT 2304, 2311; HIST 2321, 2322, 2327; PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316; SOCI 1301, 1306, 2306, 2319, 2336; 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  
CUST 2370; ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2303, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321; [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; CZEC 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; GREE 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SPAN 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322, 2323; 2324; VIET 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 LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA DEGREE
42-46

GENERAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

Select any 18 hours of elective college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, FORS, GEOL, MATH, PHYS or ANTH 2401

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 AA DEGREE 60-64

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