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 66 college-level hours, of which 63 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the UTSA business baccalaureate degree in Economics.
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 College of Business
Applicants who have completed 30 or more hours of transferable college credit will be directly admitted to any B.B.A. major if they:
- Meet all UTSA undergraduate admissions requirements.
- Have a transfer grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- Have completed MAT 1133 Calculus for Business (TCCN MATH1325) or equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better.
- Have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) for unencumbered registration for courses.
Applicants who do not meet the direct admission criteria will have the opportunity to earn admission to the B.B.A. degree major if they qualify to compete as Business Studies major.
In order to qualify as a pre-business or Business Studies major, students must meet the following criteria:
- have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
- qualify for enrollment in MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
- qualify for enrollment in WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.
Business Studies students will be evaluated for admission to the B.B.A. after they complete the following coursework:
- WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) (grade of “C-” or better) or equivalent (TCCN ENGL 1301)
- MAT 1133 Calculus for Business (grade of “C-” or better) or equivalent (TCCN 1325). MAT 1214 Calculus I for majors in Actuarial Science (grade of “C-” or better) (TCCN MATH 2413).
- 12 credit hours of UTSA business courses required in the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
The number of students admitted to the UTSA College of Business each semester will depend upon several factors to include the capacity of the College of Business, strategic enrollment goals of UTSA, and the size and quality of the applicant pool. Therefore, admission to the UTSA College of Business is not guaranteed. In order to be admitted, all pre-business and Business Studies students must be in good academic standing (i.e., students must maintain a UTSA and College of Business GPA of 2.0 or higher). The admission decision will be based on the GPA for all COB courses completed. The minimum COB GPA to be used as a basis for admission decisions will be announced by the COB prior to census date each semester. Students will have one chance to be evaluated for admission. Students who are not admitted to the College once evaluated are not eligible to complete a bachelor of business administration degree in business at UTSA. They will be changed from Business Studies (XBUS) to undeclared (UND) and must choose a major other than a business discipline. Students will be notified of their admission status through their preferred email address as designated in the University system.
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