Associate of Science

In order to be awarded the Associate of Science degree at Brazosport College, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 60 semester hours including:

  • all of the general graduation requirements

  • the Brazosport College Core Curriculum

  • eight additional hours of laboratory science

  • at least 7 semester hours of academic electives.

The Associate of Science degree requires eight additional semester hours of laboratory science (for a total of 16 semester hours of natural science including the core curriculum). Students should choose two courses not already used in the core requirement from:

  • CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

  • PHYS 1401, 1402, 2425, 2426

  • BIOL 1406, 1407, 2420

Through the careful selection of elective courses, students may use the Associate of Science degree as preparation for several fields leading to a baccalaureate degree in other four year institutions. Associate degrees do not offer a sufficient number of hours of concentration in academic disciplines to allow the designation of a major. However, elective hours in the associate’s degree program should be selected to fit into the student’s plan for declaring a major when transferring to another four-year institution.

Field of Study curricula have been approved in eleven program areas: Business, Child Development/Early Childhood Education, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mexican-American Studies, Music, Nursing, and Teaching. All public four-year institutions of higher education in Texas are required to accept approved Field of Study courses in fulfillment of lower division requirements for bachelor’s degrees. Receiving institutions may not require incoming transfer students to repeat courses with the same content as Field of Study courses.

Students should carefully study the baccalaureate degree requirements of colleges to which they are considering transfer and arrange their programs of work on the basis of this study. Field of Study curricula should also be considered if a student is considering majoring in one of these fields at a transfer institution.

The following is a list of approved Field of Study courses offered by Brazosport College in bachelor’s program areas in which the Associate of Science (AS) degree may provide the more suitable preparation:

Computer Science

MATH 2413 Calculus I

MATH 2414 Calculus II

PHYS 2425 Mechanics and Heat

PHYS 2426 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light
Engineering

MATH 2413 Calculus I

MATH 2414 Calculus II

MATH 2415 Calculus III

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

PHYS 2425 Mechanics and Heat

PHYS 2426 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light

Also check the field of study document for college-specific options and restrictions

Engineering Technology

MATH 1314 College Algebra

MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry

MATH 2412 Precalculus

MATH 2413 Calculus I

MATH 2414 Calculus II

PHYS 1401 College Physics I

PHYS 1402 College Physics II

PHYS 2425 Mechanics and Heat

PHYS 2426 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing (or ETWR 2301 Technical Writing)

The Counseling and Testing Office can assist you in matching Brazosport College courses to specific majors in engineering technology.

Nursing

BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2420 Microbiology

CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry

or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

BIOL 1322 Nutrition

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

PSYC 2314 Life Span Growth and Development

MATH 1342 Statistics

 

See field of study document for nursing content options.

 


Freshman Year

Course

Course Title or Options

Degree Requirements

Sem. Hours

 
First Semester
ENGL 1301
Composition and Rhetoric I
Core 010
3
U.S. History
HIST course (See Core E) 1
Core 060
3
BCIS 1405
Business Computer Applications
Core 090
4
Visual and Performing Arts
ARTS, DRAM, or MUSI course (See Core D) 1
Core 050
3
Natural Science with Lab
Chemistry, physics, or biology (See Core C) 1
Core 030
4
Semester Hours
17
 
Second Semester
ENGL 1302Composition and Rhetoric II
Core 010
3
U.S. HistoryHIST course (See Core E) 1Core 0603
SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318Speech courseCore 0113
Social/Behavioral SciencePSYC or SOCI course (See Core E) 1Core 0803
PHED 110Physical Activities1
Natural Science w/ LabChemistry, Physics, or Biology (See Core C) 1Core 0304
Semester Hours17
 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester
GOVT 2301
National, State, and Local Government I
Core 070
3
Natural Science with Lab
Chemistry, physics, or biology
AS degree requirement
4
Humanities
HUMA, PHIL, or ENGL course (See Core D) *1
Core 040
3
College Level Mathematics
MATH 1314 or higher (See Core B) *1
Core 020
3
PHED 1100
Physical Activities
Degree requirement
1
Semester Hours
14
 
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2302National, State, and Local Government IICore 0703
Natural Science w/ LabChemistry, Physics, or Biology (See Core C) 1A.S. Requirement4
ElectiveAny college level academic course2
Elective
3
ElectiveAny college level academic course2Elective3
ElectiveAny college level academic course2Elective3
Semester Hours16
 
 
In choosing academic course electives, see a Counselor for information on which courses are academic versus technical workforce courses.
 

Brazosport College counselors are prepared to assist students in reviewing the requirements of other colleges and universities and guiding students in the selection of courses that make best use of core curriculum, Field of Study curricula, and elective courses. Careful selection of courses will assure the maximum number of transfer credits toward the bachelor’s degree.

In some instances, a student may achieve more transfer credit by concentrating on a Field of Study curriculum. A counselor’s guidance can be especially helpful if the student is trying to decide between an associate’s degree and maximum transfer of credit since the requirements vary at different colleges and universities.

For more information call the Brazosport College Counseling Office at 979-230-3040 to arrange an appointment to meet with a counselor.

The following is a program of study to complete the requirements for an Associate of Science degree in two years. The Associate of Science degree (AS) is a general education degree with an emphasis on the core academic requirements. The degree does not allow enough hours of concentration in a single discipline for students to declare a major. However, a series of suggested courses of study are listed so that students planning to transfer into four year academic programs at other Texas institutions may receive the maximum number of transfer credit hours toward a planned baccalaureate major. Students are advised to check with Brazosport College counselors and faculty and with their transfer institution for additional counseling in choosing appropriate electives. Courses listed in the degree plan below are identified as meeting either a core curriculum or general degree requirement.