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. At least 13 credit hours in academic transfer courses (ACGM) within areas of emphasis and/or electives.
  3. 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.
  4. Completion of at least 25 percent of the credit hours toward this degree at COM.
  5. Satisfy TSI liability.

Recommended 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
Mathematics Select from Core Curriculum3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #4
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
Elective 3
Elective 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Recommended 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
Mathematics Select from Core Curriculum3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #3 (Summer)
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #9 (Summer)
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #10
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
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