Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AA degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 65 college-level hours, of which 65 will transfer and apply towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Health, Community Health and Preventive Services Specialization.
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
### denotes Gateway Course(s)
Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.
Special Admission Requirements for UTSA Health
The goal of admission requirements for the Health degree is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in health education.
Applicants will be directly admitted to the Health major if they:
- meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements, and
- are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, or
- are ranked in the top 15 percent of their high school class and have a minimum 1350 SAT* or 29 ACT score.
* New SAT scores combine Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria for direct admission stated above will be admitted to University College under “Life and Health Sciences Studies.” Academic performance for declaration of the Health major will be evaluated after the following criteria have been met. To declare a Health major a Life and Health Science Studies student must have:
- completed 30 semester credit hours and be in good standing with the University
- successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
Freshman Composition I (Q)
Freshman Composition II (Q)
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare a Health major if they:
- meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
- have completed 30 semester credit hours.
A Life and Health Science Studies student will not be able to register for upper-division, majors-only courses at UTSA until they have completed the courses listed above with the required grade point average. A student can complete each course required for admission twice in order to reach the required grade; however, students who are not able to meet the criteria after completing the course for the second time will no longer be considered a Life and Health Science Studies student and their major will be changed to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system. The student must then choose a major other than Health.
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at www.utsa.edu/advise/advisors.html.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.utsa.edu.
- Information on Gateway Courses can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/students/gateway.html.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA
This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2018-2020 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on August 9, 2019