Degree Plans

Associate of Science (General Academics)


  • Academic Year: 2019-2020
  • Division / Department: Transfer Programs
  • Degree Code: AS
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This degree is awarded to students who complete 60 hours of credit in college-level courses. The courses are often called "transfer" programs because they provide the two-year foundation for transferring to a four-year college and earning a bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

1. Credit for at least 60 semester hours of college work, excluding developmental courses and including at least 15 hours of college-level mathematics and/or science courses.

a. Fulfillment of the 42-hour core curriculum as part of the 60-hour total.

b. At least 25 percent of semester hours must be earned in college-level courses through McLennan.

c. Pass a computer literacy exam or take COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305.

2. An overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

3. Successful completion of the college's Developmental Education Plan for the Texas Success Initiative.

4. Payment of all financial obligations to the college.

Semester I

PSYC 1100 Learning Framework or
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework or
PSYC 1300 Learning Framework or
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 2
All first-time-in-college students are required to complete a Learning Framework course. Students who are TSI exempt or must complete one section of developmental education should enroll in PSYC 1100 or EDUC 1100. All other first-time-in-college students should enroll in PSYC 1300 or EDUC 1300. See your advisor for more information.
1-3 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3 hours
HIST 1301 United States History I 3 hours
Mathematics (college-level) 3-4 hours
Creative Arts elective 3 hours
13-16 hours

Semester II

Speech elective 3 hours
HIST 1302 United States History II 3 hours
Life & Physical Science elective 4 hours
Social/Behavioral Science elective 3 hours
Component Area Option elective 3 hours
16 hours

Semester III

Life & Physical Science elective 4 hours
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 hours
Language, Philosophy, & Culture elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours
13 hours

Semester IV

GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 hours
Elective 1
Electives must include 15 hours of math and science courses.
15 hours
18 hours
Total hours:60-63 hours

Component Area Option

ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology 3 hours
ANTH 2346 General Anthropology 3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4 hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3 hours
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework 1 hours
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3 hours
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 hours
FREN 2312 Intermediate French II 3 hours
GERM 2312 Intermediate German II 3 hours
GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science 3 hours
GOVT 2311 Mexican-American Politics 3 hours
HIST 2301 Texas History 3 hours
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I 3 hours
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II 3 hours
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I 3 hours
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II 3 hours
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I 3 hours
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II 3 hours
HIST 2381 African-American History 3 hours
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1 hours
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4 hours
PSYC 1100 Learning Framework 1 hours
PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3 hours
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3 hours
PSYC 2316 Psychology of Personality 3 hours
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology 3 hours
SGNL 2302 Intermediate ASL II 3 hours
SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family 3 hours
SOCI 2319 Minorities Studies 3 hours
SOCI 2326 Social Psychology 3 hours
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II 3 hours
SPCH 2333 Discussion & Small Group Communication 3 hours
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) 3 hours
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) 3 hours
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3 hours
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3 hours
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II 3 hours
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I 3 hours
MUSI 1309 Music Literature II 3 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2321 British Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2322 British Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2323 British Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2327 American Literature I: Up to the Civil War 3 hours
ENGL 2328 American Literature II: Civil War to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2331 World Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2332 World Literature I: Up to the 17th Century 3 hours
ENGL 2333 World Literature II: 17th Century to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature 3 hours
FREN 2311 Intermediate French I 3 hours
GERM 2311 Intermediate German I 3 hours
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3 hours
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II 3 hours
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3 hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3 hours
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours
SGNL 2301 Intermediate ASL I 3 hours

Life & Physical Science

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4 hours
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4 hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 hours
ENVR 1301 Environmental Science I (lecture) 3 hours
ENVR 1101 Environmental Science I (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1302 Environmental Science II - Lecture 3 hours
ENVR 1102 Environmental Science II (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I (lecture + lab) 4 hours
ENVR 1402 Environmental Science II 4 hours
GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1302 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1102 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1103 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1304 Historical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1104 Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences I for Non-Sciences Majors (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4 hours
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4 hours
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II 4 hours

Math

MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3 hours
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3 hours
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods 4 hours
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 2318 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MATH 2320 Differential Equations 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4 hours
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4 hours

Social/Behavioral Science

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3 hours
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hours
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
ENGR 2308 Engineering Economics 3 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 hours
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3 hours
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours

Speech

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 hours
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication 3 hours