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 60 college-level hours, of which 60 will transfer and apply towards the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies.
Note: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 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.
Students may still take the following Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi degree required course for Communication Studies Emphasis only:
Students may still take the following Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi degree required courses for Public Relations Emphasis only:
- Select 6 SCH of Electives will transfer as Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Electives
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.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Liberal Arts: College Language Requirement
College of Liberal Arts Language Requirement
All students majoring in degree programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts, other than the BAS, the BFA in Art, and the BM in Music, are required to take 6 college-level hours of a second language at their proficiency level determined by an assessment test, if available at the College of Liberal Arts, or obtain credit by any of the alternative means described below. Language means a language in the traditional sense; i.e., a language with a culture, such as Spanish or French. American Sign Language is accepted. Language does not include artificial or computer languages.
One may satisfy this requirement in one of two ways:
- earning a CLEP, AP, or ACTFL test score equivalent to one year of language study at A&M-Corpus Christi;
- successfully completing two semesters of a single foreign language at the University.
If students decide to meet this requirement by taking two semesters in Spanish at this university, an assessment test must be taken prior to registering in order to enroll in the appropriate language course. Information about the Spanish Placement Test can be obtained from the College of Liberal Arts or by visiting its web site.
Foreign students who have successfully taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may elect to choose English as their second language. English is considered to be the first language for all other students.
For more information on Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Liberal Arts Baccalaureate degree requirements, visit: https://catalog.tamucc.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts/
Additional Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi:
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 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://ucoll.tamucc.edu/academic_advising.html
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi requirements for this degree plan from the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.tamucc.edu
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
This Transfer Advising Guide represents the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 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 - Corpus Christi. 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 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 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 February 17, 2022