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
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ARTS Elective3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
ARTS Elective3
ARTS Elective3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 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
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7
ARTS Elective3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Summer)
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours1
Semester #10
Mathematics Select from Core Curriculum3
ARTS Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #11
ARTS Elective3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #12 (Summer)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours60