Mar 06, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Studies Degree: BA, BS, BAS


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.


Degree Requirements  
Core Curriculum Program 42 hours
First-Year Seminars (when applicable) (2) hours*
Student-Designed Concentration 24 hours
Supporting Coursework 33 hours
Electives 18 hours
UNST4350 3 hours
Total    120 hours (122)

* Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Residence Requirement

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.