Sep 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook (Official, Published May 21, 2019) 
    
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook (Official, Published May 21, 2019)

General Requirements for Degrees and Certificates


Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Associate of Applied Science Degree
Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree
Associate of Arts in General Studies Degree Associate of Science in Engineering Degree
Associate of Science in General Studies Degree Obtaining an Additional Degree
Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree Certificates

General Requirement for Degrees

Degree requirements must be completed within four years of start of program. Students who do not finish within the time limit must complete requirements of a catalog that is within the four-year period. 

The requirements listed below are general expectations; programs may have additional requirements.  Further, all programs have specific course requirements that are published in the Programs of Study  section of this Catalog and Student Handbook. 

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

To receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Have an approved Associate in Applied Science or equivalent
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours as follows:
    1. 33 credit hours of approved technical specialty coursework drawn from the associate degree, and
    2. 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum coursework, and
    3. 45 credit hours of upper level coursework.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 upper level credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.
  4. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 for college-level coursework that applies to the degree.
  5. Have a grade of “C” or better in each approved technical specialty course and each junior and senior level course.

Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree

To receive a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Have an approved Associate in Applied Science or equivalent.
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours as follows:
    • 30 credit hours of approved technical specialty coursework drawn from the associate degree or approved leveling coursework, 
    • 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum coursework, and
    • 48 credit hours of upper level coursework.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 upper level credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.
  4. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 for college-level coursework that applies to the degree.
  5. Have a grade of “C” or better in each approved technical specialty course and each junior and senior level course.

Associate of Arts in General Studies Degree

To receive the Associate of Arts in General Studies (AA) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours as follows:
  1. 42 credit hours of Core Curriculum coursework, and
  2. An additional 9 credit hours consisting of at least one course in Social and Behavioral Sciences and at least two courses chosen from the following:
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (A maximum of two courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences may be taken in fulfillment of this requirement.)
  • Business (transfer courses)
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Humanities
  • Speech
  • Communications
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  1. An additional 9 semester credit hours of transfer college credit coursework. 

Note: Courses cannot be used to satisfy both the Core Curriculum requirements and this requirement.

  1. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  2. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

Associate of Science in General Studies Degree

To receive the Associate of Science in General Studies (AS) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours as follows:
  1. 42 credit hours of Core Curriculum coursework, and
  2. An additional 9 semester credit hours/three courses in:
  • Mathematics and/or
  • Life and Physical Sciences.
  1. An additional 9 semester credit hours of transfer college credit courses.

        Note: Courses cannot be used to satisfy both the Core Curriculum requirements and this requirement.

    2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
    3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

To receive the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete all course requirements in the degree program including the Core Curriculum.
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

 Associate of Applied Science Degree

To receive the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete all course requirements in one of the  degree programs including General Education requirements.
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree

To receive the Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete all course requirements in the degree program including the Core Curriculum.
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

Associate of Science in Engineering Degree

To receive an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative and:

  1. Complete all course requirements in the degree program including General Education requirements.
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at Midland College.

Certificates

To receive a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all course requirements in the certificate program.
  2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.00 (“C”) on college-level coursework.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the certificate through instruction at Midland College.

Obtaining an Additional Degree

With the following stipulations, students may obtain additional associate’s degrees.

Students may not receive more than one of the following:

  • Associate of Arts in General Studies
  • Associate of Science in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching

A student who has received one of the above may obtain an A.A.S by completing all degree requirements.

A student who has received an A.A.S may obtain an additional A.A.S. in a different six-digit Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code by completing all degree requirements.

A student who has completed a BAS may obtain a BAT by completing all of the degree requirements.

A student who has completed a BAT may obtain a BAS by completing all of the degree requirements.