University Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a flexible undergraduate program that builds on academic credit students may have earned from a variety of sources and allows students the flexibility of designing a course of study that best fits their educational and career goals. The degree can be completed as a BA, a BS, or BAS, depending on the students’ coursework, and consists of four components: first, the Core Curriculum Program (42 hours) or the Core of another accredited institution in the state (see “General Education Requirement” in the “Undergraduate Programs” section of this catalog; see also “University Core Curriculum Programs”); second, a student-designed concentration, which must be approved in advance by the Program Coordinator; third, an area of supporting course work, which can include a minor, credit for prior learning, military, or vocational credit; and fourth, the capstone course, .
Student Learning Outcomes
After completion of this degree, students will be able to
· Demonstrate good written communication skills;
· Demonstrate good research skills;
· Demonstrate skills and abilities corresponding to their course of study.
|Core Curriculum Program
|First-Year Seminars (when applicable)
||120 hours (122)
* Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses: and
Students must take a minimum of 30 semester hours of upper-division course work from this university to complete a University Studies degree.
Advising and Degree Plans
As soon as students declare their intent to pursue a University Studies degree, they must meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss their concentration and possible career path. Students must then propose their concentration requirements, along with a written rationale for their choices, before they register for classes. Once the proposal is approved, the Coordinator will develop a degree plan.