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Accounting - AA to BBA - Texas A&M University - San Antonio (TAMUSA) 2017-2018

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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.

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Applicable Transfer Credit Hours

This Transfer Advising Guide provides 60 college-level hours, of which 57 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards Texas A&M University - San Antonio business baccalaureate degree in Accounting.

Note: Texas A&M University - San Antonio does not have a maximum number of college-level transfer hours accepted towards a baccalaureate degree.  Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete, degree complete and field of study complete.


Milestone Course(s)

*** 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.

Field of Study Curriculum for Business

§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course

The Business Field of Study Curriculum is for students who are seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), a Bachelor of Arts (BA), or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in business, including all business specializations.

Students who continue their studies at a four-year college or university will select a major, and possibly a minor.  Common areas of study include Accounting, Finance, General Business, Human Resources, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, as well as other business-related studies.

Additional information can be found at

Special College Admission Requirements for the College of Business at Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Each undergraduate business student is required to meet with their academic advisor upon entering the university. It is then recommended that students should meet with their advisor on a regular basis to discuss their academic progress, scheduling of courses and to discuss any questions or concerns they may have. For any questions or to make an appointment, please contact the academic advisors at or (210) 784-2202.

Business Prerequisites:

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, CISA 1305 (for CISA majors: CSCI 1336/1337), and MATH 1325 are prerequisites for all 3000 and 4000 level business administration courses.

Upper and Lower Divisions within the College of Business

Students in upper-level courses within the College of Business are expected to have a basic level of knowledge in specific disciplines in order to be able to successfully synthesize the information they are acquiring. That basic level of knowledge includes the ability to read and write effectively, to think quantitatively and to have a basic understanding of accounting and our economic system. To ensure the competence of students to complete the upper division component successfully, students must take their lower-division courses in the required order and achieve the required minimum grades in those courses.

In order to register for the upper division business courses students must earn a grade of at least “C” in the following courses:

ACCT 2301 ECON 2301
ACCT 2302 ECON 2302
CISA 1301 (For CISA majors: CSCI 1336/1337)

Additionally, students must have a 2.0 grade point average for the following group of courses:

ENGL 1301 MATH 1314/1324
ENGL 1302 MATH 1325

Students who are completing their last semester of lower-division requirements may take up to 18 hours of upperlevel business courses pending acceptance into the Upper Division. Those courses must be chosen from the following:

BLAW 3341 MKTG 3311
BCOM 3304 MGMT 3311
CISA 3358 MGMT 3325
BUAD 3311  

Special situations that may arise with respect to completion of the lower-division course work and sequencing of courses, such as students transferring from other majors within the university and students transferring from other institutions, may be handled on a case-by-case basis by the academic advisor, department chair, and college of business dean.

Communication Skills

The college requires that all of its majors demonstrate proficient communication skills. Passing BCOM 3304 - Business Communication - with a grade of “C” would demonstrate a minimal level of proficiency. If a student is found deficient in communication in BCOM 3304, the student must retake the course until the required minimal grade is achieved.

Accounting Majors

All Accounting majors must receive a grade of “C” or better in ACCT 3302, ACCT 3303, and ACCT 3304. If a student is found deficient in these courses, the student must retake the course(s) until the required minimum grade is achieved. Accounting majors may not proceed to upper-level accounting classes before these minimum course competencies are achieved. Accounting majors may not take ACCT 3301 for credit.

MGMT 4370 is required and must be taken at Texas A&M University-San Antonio during the final semester.

Additional Texas A&M University - San Antonio Advising Notes

  • Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to Texas A&M University - San Antonio, 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
  • Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within Texas A&M University - San Antonio requirements for this degree plan from Texas A&M University - San Antonio Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at
  • Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at Texas A&M University - San Antonio as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas A&M University - San Antonio

This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas A&M University - San Antonio 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 Texas A&M University - San Antonio. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned 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 Texas A&M University- San Antonio’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are Texas A&M University - San Antonio’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas A&M University - San Antonio’s 2017-2018 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.

Release Date:

Released on October 31, 2017

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