Associate of Arts Degree - General Studies

Students completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at COM will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours that must include all core curriculum and institutional core requirements, with the exception of certain Field of Study degrees.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Only credit-bearing College of the Mainland courses will be used to calculate a GPA.
  3. Completion of at least 25 percent of the credit hours toward this degree at COM.
  4. Satisfy TSI liability.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MathematicsSelect from Core Curriculum 3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
Social/Behavioral SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
Creative ArtsSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #4
Language, Philosophy and CultureSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
MathematicsSelect from Core Curriculum 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
Social/Behavioral SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8
Creative ArtsSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #9 (Summer)
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #10
Language, Philosophy and CultureSelect from Core Curriculum 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #11
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #12 (Summer)
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours1
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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