Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certification Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 70 college-level hours, of which 67 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree, however per departmental approval, 67 college-level hours will apply for this specific TAG. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: UTSA requires students to take both MATH 2318 Linear Algebra AND MATH 2320 Differential Equations prior to transferring, in order to receive credit for EGR 2323 at UTSA.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.
UTSA Distinguished Transfer Scholarship
Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.
This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.
*while funding is available
*** 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.
AS Approved Course Requirements
º denotes an Alamo Colleges District AS Approved Course Requirement
The Associate of Science (AS) is designed to align closely with the first half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected. The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.
To be awarded the AS degree at one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, students must have 9 hours of AS Approved Course Requirements not included in the 42 hours of Core Curriculum. Please check with your advisor for assistance.
### 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 to UTSA College of Engineering (Biomedical)
Direct Admission Criteria
Applicants entering UTSA as Freshmen or Freshmen Transfers (fewer than 12 transferable semester credit hours) will be directly admitted to the College of Engineering if they:
- meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements,
- qualify for enrollment in MAT 1214 (MATH 2413) Calculus I, or a higher level mathematics course, and
- are ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class (no minimum SAT or ACT scores required), or
- are ranked below the top 10 percent of their high school class and have a minimum 1200 SAT* or 25 ACT score.
Applicants with SAT scores below 1200 or ACT scores below 25 may undergo admission by committee review.
Transfer requirements for direct admission to the College of Engineering for students who have earned 12 or more transferable semester credit hours:
- meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements, and
- have completed MAT 1214 (MATH 2413) Calculus I and WRC 1013 (ENGL 1301) Freshman Composition I, or the equivalents, with grades of “C-” or better, and
- meet grade point average requirements:
- applicants with a transfer grade point average of 3.00 or higher may be granted direct admission to the College, or
- applicants with a transfer grade point average below 3.00 may be granted admission to the College by committee review.
Applicants who do not meet College of Engineering admission requirements will be admitted to the Engineering, Math, and Sciences Studies in the University College. Students have three semesters to complete Calculus I with a grade of “C-” or better and meet the COE Transfer Requirements.
Good Academic Standing Requirements for a Biomedical Engineering Major
All students must be in good academic standing in order to remain in the Biomedical Engineering program. The minimum requirements that a student must satisfy in order to remain in good standing as a biomedical engineering major are stated below:
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for all coursework (cumulative GPA will be calculated on all courses, including previously attempted or repeated courses).
- An average GPA of at least 3.0 for all science, mathematics and engineering coursework (GPA will be calculated on all courses, including previously attempted or repeated courses).
Students who fail to meet the above requirements but have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above will be placed on programmatic probation in the following semester. Students who fail to maintain good academic standing after a semester of programmatic probation or who have a cumulative GPA below 2.5 will be deemed to be not in good academic standing as a biomedical engineering major and will be removed from the program.
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 2020-2022 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, 2021