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BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Comp I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in a Global Context I 1
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective1 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in a Global Context II 1
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Creative Arts* 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
Adv Communication/English2 3
Adv Social Science3 3
CAO III - Communication* 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad4 3
General Elective5 32
Total 14
Spring Semester
CourseHours
Adv Communication/English2 3
Adv Communication/English2 3
Adv General Elective5 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad4 3
Research Methods6 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
Adv Communication/English2 3
Adv General Elective5 3
Adv General Elective5 3
Adv General Elective5 23
Adv Social Science3 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM 4360 - Communication Theory 3
Adv General Elective5 3
Adv General Elective5 3
Adv Social Science3 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Advanced Communication/English, select 12 SCH from COMM courses at the 3000-4000 level, or ENGL 3300, ENGL 3363, ENGL 4309.
3Advanced Social Science, select 9 SCH from ANTH, CRIJ, PSCI, or SOCI courses at the 3000-4000 level.
4Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
5General Electives: select 21 SCH, at least 18 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Electives may be used to develop a minor.
6Research Methods, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 3305, PSCI 3301, or SOCI 3305.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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