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    Midland College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Requirements



All degrees must contain a minimum of 15 hours of general education courses. The Bachelor’s degree, Associate of Arts, Science, Teaching, and General Studies degrees require completion of the Core Curriculum. Degree requirements must be completed within four years of start of program. Students who do not finish within the time limit, must complete requirements for a catalog that is still within the four year period.

Bachelor Degree

To receive a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree, a student must:

  1. Successfully complete all upper and lower level courses required in the degree program (minimum of 120 semester credit hours).
  2. Complete an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from a Texas college or equivalent.
  3. Complete at least 48 credits of upper-level coursework in accordance with an approved degree plan
  4. Complete a minimum of 42 general education semester credit hours according to the approved core curriculum established by Midland College for its associate of arts, associate of science and bachelor degrees
  5. Have maintained an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all course work attempted for the bachelor program and have a grade of “C” or better in each junior and senior level course.
  6. Complete at least 30 semester credit hours at Midland College. These hours must include a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in 3000 or 4000 level courses.
  7. Satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
  8. File an intent to graduate with the Registrar.
  9. Clear all financial obligations to Midland College.
  10. Meet all other College policies for graduation.

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

To receive an Associate of Arts (AA) or Science (AS) degree, a student must:

  1. Complete one of the regular degree plans as listed in the catalog and approved by the appropriate dean.
  2. Satisfy core curriculum requirements.
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours 25 percent of which must be from Midland College. A maximum of 75% of the required semester credit hours may be achieved through post secondary level non-traditional credit, including written examination, professional certification, and military service training/education. Non-traditional credit must apply to specific courses.
  4. Have overall minimum GPA of 2.0.
  5. Satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
  6. File an intent to graduate with the Registrar.
  7. Clear all financial obligations to Midland College.

Associate of Arts in Teaching

To receive an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), a student must:

  1. Successfully complete all courses required in the degree program.
  2. Complete the Core Curriculum.
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours 25 percent of which must be from Midland College. A maximum of 75% of the required semester credit hours may be achieved through post secondary level non-traditional credit, including written examination, professional certification, and military service training/education. Non-traditional credit must apply to specific courses.
  4. Have overall minimum GPA of 2.0.
  5. Satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
  6. File an intent to graduate with the Registrar.
  7. Clear all financial obligations to Midland College.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS), a student must:

  1. Complete one of the regular degree plans as listed in the catalog and approved by the appropriate dean.
  2. Satisfy general education requirements.
  3. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours, 25 percent of which must be of Midland College course work. A maximum of 75% of the required semester credit hours may be achieved through post secondary level non-traditional credit, including written examination, professional certification, and military service training/education. Non-traditional credit must apply to specific courses.
  4. Have overall minimum GPA of 2.0.
  5. Satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
  6. File an intent to graduate with the Registrar.
  7. Clear all financial obligations to Midland College.

Associate of Arts or Sciences in General Studies

Students not wishing to receive an associate degree in a specific major may be granted an Associate of Arts or Sciences in General Studies (AAGS or ASGS - A student may receive only one General Studies degree. A student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours 25 percent of which must be from Midland College. A maximum of 75% of the required semester credit hours may be achieved through post secondary level non-traditional credit, including written examination, professional certification, and military service training/education. Non-traditional credit must apply to specific courses.
  2. Complete the Core Curriculum.
  3. Have overall minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. Satisfy requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
  5. File an intent to graduate with the Registrar.
  6. Clear all financial obligations to Midland College.
  7. In addition to the Core, complete the requirements below with the differences for each degree.
 Associate of Arts Additional Course Requirements    Associate of Science Additional Course Requirements    Area From Which Courses Must Be Drawn  
  3 courses/9 semester credit hours with at least one course from Mathematics and one course from Natural Sciences  
1 course/3 semester credit hours   Social and Behavorial Sciences
2 courses/6 semester credit hours   Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities

Additional Associate Degrees

To receive an additional associate degree, a student must:

  1. complete the course of study for that degree;
  2. have an overall minimum GPA of 2.0;
  3. satisfy requirements of the Texas Higher Education Assessment unless exempted;
  4. file an intent to graduate with the Registrar; and
  5. clear all financial obligations to Midland College.

In addition, at least 25 percent of the semester credit hours for the degree must be taken at Midland College and must not apply toward any previous degree.