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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Applied Arts and Sciences, B.A.A.S.


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Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. See “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements  .” Note: Students who transfer from a Texas public community college or public university and are certified as core complete will have satisfied the core requirements of UHV.
  2. General Requirements:

[^] May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

  1. Concentration/Specialization - 15-21 semester hours chosen from one of the following alternatives:
    1. Biology: 17 semester hours of upper division biology courses by advisement, with at least 2 semester hours of laboratory coursework (two 1-hour labs). Biology concentrators should take General Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology or General Chemistry as their lower division natural science courses in the core curriculum.
    2. Biotechnology: 17 semester hours of upper division biology. Six of these hours are to include at least two upper level biology core courses. BIOL 4300  Biotechnology & Bioinformatics;
      BIOL 4337 Cell & Molecular Biology , BIOL 3320 Human Genetics , or BIOL 4313 Genetics ;
      BIOL 4325 Introduction to Forensic Science ;
      BIOL 3326 Plant Biology  or BIOL 4335 Ecology ;
      BIOL 3330 Histology  or BIOL 4333 Comparative Animal Physiology ;
      BIOL 4100  Cell & Molecular Lab or BIOL 4100  Biochemistry Lab,
      BIOL 4100  Plant Biology Lab or BIOL 4100  Histology Lab.
    3. Communication: 18 semester hours of upper division communication courses by advisement.
    4. Computer Information Systems. See separate listing below.
    5. Construction Management.  See separate listing below.
    6. Criminal Justice. 15 upper division semester hours total.  Students will take CRIJ 3318 Criminology ; CRIJ 3324 Research Methods in Criminal Justice ; CRIJ 4318 Victimology ; and 6 s.h. of UD CRIJ electives.
    7. Digital Gaming and Simulation. See separate listing of requirements below.
    8. General Business: 15 semester hours of business courses from at least 2 of the following areas: International Business (IBUS), Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG). No more than 9 hours may be taken in any one area. All 15 semester hours must be designated as upper division courses. At least 9 hours must be taken from the University of Houston-Victoria.
    9. General Studies: 15 semester hours from one or more disciplines.
    10. Legal Assistance and Administration: 18 semester hours. Students must take CRIJ 3316 Ethics of Social Control , MGMT 3304 Legal Environment of Business , or PSCI 4311 Constitutional Law  and 15 semester hours from one of the following groups of courses. Students must take at least 3 semester hours from each group.
    11. Marketing: 15 semester hours including MKTG 3303 Principles of Marketing , and 12 semester hours of upper division marketing courses by advisement. At least 9 hours must be taken from the University of Houston-Victoria.
    12. Network and Security. See separate listing of requirements below.
    13. Psychology: 18 semester hours including PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 4320 Principles of Learning ; PSYC 4314 History and Systems ; and 9 semester hours of upper division courses by advisement.
    14. Web and Media. See separate listing of requirements below.
       
  2. Additional electives to complete minimum degree requirements of 120 semester hours and 40 upper division semester hours.

Note: The total of lower and upper division coursework in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, quantitative management science or any other business discipline (e.g., business law) credited on the degree plan may not exceed 24 semester hours (i.e., 20% of the minimum BAAS degree requirements of 120 semester hours). In addition, a student may not take more than 15 upper division hours in all business disciplines. Students with more than 9 hours of lower division business or business technology courses may not choose General Business or Marketing as their concentration.

These requirements are summarized below:

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


(Except for Computer Information Systems, Digital Gaming and Simulation, Network and Security, and Web and Media concentrations.)

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


AAS LD Specialization/Concentration


  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
  • Concentration 15-21 s.h.

Electives 0-6 s.h.


Total: 120 s.h.


Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum of 40 s.h. at upper division levels.
^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

Applied Art and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


AAS LD Specialization for Construction Management Concentration

  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
UD Free Electives - 3 s.h.

Total 120 s.h.

^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


General

AAS LD Specialization

  • Vocational or Technical Credits 24 - 44 s.h.
Electives

As necessary to total 120 hours (Note that many UD classes have prerequisites. Students will need to enroll in proper prerequisites unless they have equivalent instructions from their vocational and technical credits. Substitutions are determined by the BAAS Concentration Coordinator.)

Total 120 s.h.


^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


AAS LD Specialization

  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
Electives

As necessary to total 120 hours (Note that many UD classes have prerequisites. Students will need to enroll in proper prerequisites unless they have equivalent instructions from their vocational and technical credits. Substitutions are determined by the BAAS Concentration Coordinator.)

Total 120 s.h.


^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or  public university.

Concentration:


BAAS - General Studies: 

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Major Program Requirements


General

Concentration / Specialization

  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
AAS UD Specialization

  • 15 Upper division hours from one more disciplines.
Electives 4-24 s.h.

Total 120 s.h.


^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


AAS LD Specialization

  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
Electives

As necessary to total 120 hours (Note that many UD classes have prerequisites. Students will need to enroll in proper prerequisites unless they have equivalent instructions from their vocational and technical credits. Substitutions are determined by the BAAS Concentration Coordinator.)

Total 120 s.h.


^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan


These requirements are summarized below:

Core Curriculum Requirements


(42 total core hours required).

  • Core 010 Communication
  • Core 020 Mathematics
  • Core 030 Life and Physical Science
  • Core 040 Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Core 050 Creative Arts
  • Core 060 American History
  • Core 070 Government/Political Science
  • Core 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Speech
  • Core 090 Component Area Option: Computer Literacy

Plan Program Requirements


Concentration/Specialization

  • Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44 s.h.
Electives

As necessary to total 120 hours (Note that many UD classes have prerequisites. Students will need to enroll in proper prerequisites unless they have equivalent instructions from their vocational and technical credits. Substitutions are determined by the BAAS Concentration Coordinator.) 

Total 120 s.h.


^ May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

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