Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in General Studies is an academic transfer degree that includes 42 required core curriculum hours and 18 elective course hours. Students may complete these with courses in their area of interest or in the area of their intended university major. All courses listed in the catalog may be used to fulfill the elective requirements for the Associate of Science Degree, so long as the course is not simultaneously designated to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

The Associate of Science in General Studies requires a minimum of 60 course hours. Students are not required to take more than 60 course hours to complete an associate degree. The Associate of Science in General Studies degree may be completed by following the 60-hour general studies curriculum, or by following any of the suggested degree plans in the college catalog.

Students wishing to transfer into a baccalaureate program at a four year institution may choose, as Associate of Science Degree electives, courses that fulfill freshman and sophomore level requirements for their major.

Associate of Science, General Studies Curriculum

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I3ENGL 1302 Composition II3
HIST 1301 United States History I3HIST 1302 United States History II3
MATH Elective**3MATH Elective**3
Life & Physical Science***4Life & Physical Science***4
Creative Arts*3Elective****3

Sophomore Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government3GOVT 2306 Texas Government3
Life & Physical Science*4SPCH 1315 Public Speaking3
Social & Behavioral Science*3Electives****9
Language, Philosophy & Culture***3

*See core curriculum course options.
**Math Electives include MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
***Life & Physical Science Electives include BIOL 1406, 1407, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2421, CHEM 1405, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425, GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1415,1417,2425, 2426
****Electives should be chosen to fulfill transfer requirements for a particular STEM major. Students should consult with their intended transfer institution’s program requirements before choosing courses.

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