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 66 will transfer and apply towards the St. Mary’s University baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies.
Note: St. Mary’s University accepts a maximum of 66 college-level transfer hours towards a baccalaureate degree.
Note: St. Mary’s University requires that all transfer courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete, degree complete and field of study complete.
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*** 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 Communications
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
Today’s careers require the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and to understand how communication works within organizations and small groups and between individuals. Our diverse, rapidly-changing society rewards those who communicate persuasively and effectively with consumers, clients, and others across cultural boundaries. The Field of Study in Communications prepares students for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts while improving one’s marketability in all careers.
Additional information can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0905.PDF?CFID=60703186&CFTOKEN=51598729
Additional St. Mary’s University Advising Notes
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to the St. Mary’s University 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 http://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/resources/.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the St. Mary’s University requirements for this degree plan from the St. Mary’s University Undergraduate Catalog.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at the St. Mary’s University as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with St. Mary’s University
This Transfer Advising Guide represents St. Mary University’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 St. Mary’s University. 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 the St. Mary’s University requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are St. Mary’s University course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon the St. Mary’s University 2019-2020 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 April 17, 2020