Graduation Requirements

South Texas College awards the Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Applied Technology, Associate of Art, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees and the Certificate of Completion.

A student who enrolls at South Texas College during any academic year and who earns credit for work done during that year may graduate under the degree requirements provision of the catalog in force during the student's first semester of enrollment, provided that the student graduates within seven years for a bachelor degree program, within five years for an associate degree program, and within three years for a certificate program. Otherwise, the student may graduate by fulfilling the degree requirements as published in the catalog in force at the time of the student's graduation.

Graduation Ceremony

The Ceremonies for graduation are held in May and December or at such other times determined by the Board based upon the needs of the College.

Although participation is optional, graduates are strongly encouraged to participate in the ceremony in order to be recognized for their accomplishment.

Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Technology

To be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Technology degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for a Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Technology program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, or other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 90 credit hours of applicable coursework transferred from another accredited college or university toward a Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Technology degree granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of “C” (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate of Art

To be awarded the Associate of Art degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for an Associate of Art program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, or other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 credit hours of applicable coursework transferred from another accredited college or university toward an Associate of Art degree granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of a “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate of Science

To be awarded the Associate of Science degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for an Associate of Science program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, or other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 credit hours of applicable coursework transferred from another accredited college or university toward an Associate of Science degree granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of a “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate of Applied Science

To be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for an Associate of Applied Science program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, or other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 credit hours of applicable coursework transferred from another accredited college or university toward an Associate of Applied Science degree granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Certificate of Completion

To be awarded the Certificate of Completion, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a course of study for a Certificate of Completion program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, or other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College requires that at least 25% of the required semester credits be completed through South Texas College.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of a “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.