AAS Requirements

The AAS program is a two-year degree plan designed for students who want to pursue short-term training so they can enter the workforce immediately.

Requirements

The general education block for each program must contain a minimum of 15 college credit hours.

  1. The general education block for each program must include ENGL 1301.
  2. The general education block for each program must contain at least one course from each of the following categories:
    • Math/Natural Sciences
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • Humanities/Fine Arts
    • General Education Core Requirement
  3. Furthermore, graduates must meet the computer literacy, math, and oral communication competencies.

A course cannot count toward more than one requirement of the degree. See individual program or certificate degree plans for specific courses.

Program Plan

Core Component Course Options Semester Credit Hours

Composition

ENGL 1301

3 hours

Math/
Natural Sciences1

BIOL 1406 or 1408, 1407 or 1409, 1414, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2406, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1411, 1412, 2423

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445

MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350*, 2318, 2412, 2413 

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1410, 2425, 2426

3 hours

Social / Behavioral Sciences

ANTH 2301,2351

CRIJ 1301, 1307

ECON 2301, 2302

GEOG 1301, 1303

GOVT 2305, 2306

HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301, 1306

3 hours

Humanities / Fine Arts

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2366

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2342, 2343, 2351

HUMA 1301, 1302

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321

ARAB 2311, 2312

CHIN 2311, 2312

FREN 2311, 2312 

GERM 2311, 2312

ITAL 2311, 2312

JAPN 2311, 2312

PORT 2311, 2312

SGNL 2301, 2302

SPAN 2311, 2312, 2313, 2315 

3 hours

Electives

To meet LSCS core requirements (general education courses), see individual program degree plans for specific course.

3 hour

Specific Workforce or Support Program Courses

 

45-57 hours

 

Total Hours (individual programs vary):

60-72


1Students in AAS degrees must meet math, computer literacy and communication competencies per Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board guidelines. The general education requirement for all AAS degrees is 15 semester hours.

* Specifically designed for elementary and middle school teachers.