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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
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH Mathematics** 3
COMMUNICATION Communication * 3
Elective Creative Arts * 3
Total Hours: 15
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST American History* 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective Language, Philosophy, and Culture * 3
SCIENCE Life and Physical Sciences * 3
Total Hours: 15
Third Semester
HIST American History* 3
SCIENCE Life and Physical Sciences * 3
Elective Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Elective Component Area Option * 3
Total Hours: 12
Grand Total: 42

*Core Curriculum Options

**Students must check with the institution they are planning to transfer to for advice on which Math works best for their major.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog