Interdisciplinary Studies

Associate of Science 

The Associate of Science 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 life science, physical science, computer applications, engineering, mathematics, and allied health sciences. This flexibility aspect of the field of study for this degree allows students the ability to develop individualized transfer pathways that can be used towards the successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in any science related discipline. Students are strongly advised to work closely with a student success specialist, program chair, or faculty advisor to select the courses and to map the course sequence needed for their specific academic interest.


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 242
Total Credit Hours60

The Field of Study courses must be chosen from two (2) or more AA or AS field of study.


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.


Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1414
College Algebra
or Elementary Statistical Methods
or Pre-Calculus Math
or Calculus I
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Elective - Field of Study 2 4
 Credit Hours14
Summer Session I
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 1 1-4
Elective - Field of Study 2 4
 Credit Hours5
Third Semester
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
Elective - Field of Study 2 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective - Field of Study 2 4
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
Elective - Field of Study 2 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours

1 Hour recommended if one of the Field of Study courses is in the Component Area Option.


Courses to be chosen from Field of Study.