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Academic Certificate In General Studies

Purpose Statement

This certificate is designed for students who do not desire to complete an associate's degree but wish to transfer their core class work to serve as a foundation for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees at a public university in the state of Texas.  Students earning this certificate will be guaranteed full transferability of core curriculum courses to public institutions as per the Texas legislative mandate.

Program of Study

First Semester Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3
GOVT 2301 American Government I
3
MATH 1314 OR
MATH 1324 OR
MATH 1332
Algebra
Math for Business & Social Sciences
Contemporary Mathematics
3
Elective Communication * 3
Elective Fine Arts * 3
  Total Hours:
15
Second Semester Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1302 Composition II
3
HIST 1301 United States History I
3
GOVT 2302 American Government II
3
Elective Natural Science w/Lab *
4
Elective Physical Education *
1,2 or 3
  Total Hours:
14/16
Third Semester Course Credit Hours
HIST 1302 United States History II
3
Elective Literature *
3
Elective Social Science *
3
Elective Natural Science w/Lab *
4
  Total Hours:
13
   Grand Total Hours
 42/44

*Core Curriculum Options

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog