Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts Degree field of study in Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with a broad-based education in “college basics” that promotes critical thinking skills and allows for an opportunity to make an informed choice in educational preferences.

The program offers transferable field of study selections in arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, computer applications, and mathematics. This field of study is an excellent transfer program that can be used towards the successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in any field.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
Select a minimum of 18 hours of Field of Study courses 118
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 2,342
Total Credit Hours60
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The Field of Study courses must be chosen from two (2) or more AA or AS field of study options listed in the catalog. Substitutions to this degree plan will be accepted if the Transfer Institution accepts the substitution(s) as courses that will apply toward the baccalaureate degree the student intends to pursue.

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In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the field of study requirements.

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Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours3
Fourth Semester
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
Elective - Field of Study 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Courses to be chosen from Field of Study