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Department Chair, General Education and Developmental Studies
Office: Technology Center, Room 116B
Address: PO Box 10043, Beaumont, TX, 77710
Phone: (409) 880-8192

The Associate of Arts Degree serves as the foundation for the Bachelor of Arts degree in institutions of higher education in Texas. Students will be able to complete the Associate of Arts Degree and transfer to a Texas institution of higher education to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is restricted to sixty (60) semester credit hours. Of the sixty (60) semester credit hours, forty two (42) semester credit hours must satisfy the requirements of the Core Curriculum and an additional eighteen (18) semester credit hours are required to meet the maximum sixty (60) semester credit hours for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree.

The Associate of Arts Degree requires that students complete coursework in six different categories including Communication (6 SCH), Mathematics (3 SCH), Life and Physical Sciences (6 SCH), Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH), Creative Arts (3 SCH), History (6 SCH), Government (6 SCH), Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH), and the Component Area Option (6 SCH).


Courses to satisfy the Associate of Arts Degree
Course Prefix Number Title Semester Credit Hours Component Area
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Communication
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 Communication
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics 3 Mathematics
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 Mathematics
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I 3 Life & Physical Sciences
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II 3 Life & Physical Sciences
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 Life & Physical Sciences
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 Life & Physical Sciences
CHEM 1306 Introduction to Chemistry (Allied Health emphasis) 3 Life & Physical Sciences
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3 Life & Physical Sciences
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II 3 Life & Physical Sciences
ENGL 2321 British Literature 3 Language, Philosophy & Culture
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3 Language, Philosophy & Culture
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Language, Philosophy & Culture
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 Creative Arts
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 Creative Arts
HIST 1301 United States History I 3 American History
HIST 1302 United States History II 3 American History
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 Government/Political Science
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 Government/Political Science
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors I Lab 1 Component Area Option
BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors II Lab 1 Component Area Option
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 Component Area Option
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 Component Area Option
CHEM 1106 Introduction to Chemistry (Allied Health emphasis) 1 Component Area Option
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab 1 Component Area Option
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry II Lab 1 Component Area Option
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 Component Area Option
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3 Component Area Option
  Or, any class in the component area not already completed.
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