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/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This transfer advising guide provides 70 college-level hours, of which 64 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300 and 2 SCH of MATH 1314 or 3 SCH of MATH 1414 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the Texas A&M University - Central Texas baccalaureate degree in Biology.
Note: Texas A&M University - Central Texas accepts a maximum of 68 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: ACD Math Faculty Highly Recommend MATH 1414 for all Pre-Calculus (STEM) Track Programs.
Students may still take the following Texas A&M University - Central Texas degree required course:
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete and field of study complete but NOT core 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.
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.
Field of Study Curriculum for Biology
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
The Field of Study (FOS) curriculum for Biology is for students who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Biology, including all biology specializations. The field of study curriculum has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Additional information can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/11311.PDF?CFID=97320179&CFTOKEN=75209592
Program Entry Requirements
Students will be admitted into the Biology major by the faculty once the application criteria are met. To be accepted into the Biology program, students must:
- Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Additional Texas A&M University - Central Texas Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to Texas A&M University - Central Texas
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to Texas A&M University - Central Texas, 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 https://www.tamuct.edu/Advising/academic-advising.html
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the Texas A&M University - Central Texas requirements for this degree plan from the Texas A&M University - Central Texas Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.tamuct.edu
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at Texas A&M University - Central Texas as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Transfer of Credit
Community college courses may not transfer into TAMUCT as upper-division courses (3000-4000 level), even though TAMUCT may have an upper-division course with exactly the same name and description. Community college courses may not be used to fulfill the upper-division requirement for graduation at TAMUCT. However, the course may be used as a substitute for an upper-division course with an approved substitution form signed by the chair and dean.
Based on 2019-2020 reported average tuition and fees, Texas A&M University-Central Texas is the second most affordable institution in the state of Texas for full-time undergraduate students. Students are not only able to take advantage of guaranteed tuition plans to control the cost of their education, but A&M-Central Texas’s Bachelor Bonus caps tuition and mandatory fees at 12 semester credit hours. Learn more at https://www.tamuct.edu/business-office/tuition-fees.html.
Texas Education Code § 54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students who initially enrolled fall 1999 and later may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes. For more information, please see http://catalog.tamuct.edu/registration-records/funding-limit/. Please note that the requirements regarding the hours used to calculate a student’s eligibility for $1,000 Tuition Rebate vary significantly from the requirements determining excessive hours, please see http://catalog.tamuct.edu/registration-records/tuition-rebate/.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas A&M University - Central Texas
This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ 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 - Central Texas. 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 Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ 2021-2022 Undergraduate 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 26, 2021
Revised on December 3, 2021