Liberal Arts

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a program of study in English, Foreign Language, Psychology, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, or Sociology at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology BIOL 1308 with 1108 Biology for Non-Majors CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 6 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
MATH 1324 Business Math or Math 1332 Contemporary Math 3 Select from the Math section of the Core Curriculum Course List
SPCH 1315- Public Speaking 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
HIST 1301 United States History I 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 3 Communications Core Curriculum
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology BIOL 1411 Botany BIOL 1413 Zoology CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 6 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation or MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 May select a different course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
HIST 1302 United States History II 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
PHED 1164 Fitness and Wellness 1 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
Liberal Arts Concentration 3 Concentration may contain a variety of academic courses (ACGM) not used in the Core
Elective 3 Meet with an advisor to determine transfer institution courses.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Government Core Curriculum
TECA 1354 Child Development PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 May select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Liberal Arts Concentration 3 Concentration may contain a variety of academic courses (ACGM) not used in the Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
Liberal Arts Concentration 3 Concentration may contain a variety of academic courses (ACGM) not used in the Core
Elective 3 Meet with an advisor to determine transfer institution courses.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 2306 Ethics 3 May select a different course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Liberal Arts Concentration 3 Concentration may contain a variety of academic courses (ACGM) not used in the Core
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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