Institutional Requirements for the Associate Degree

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of course credit, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Academic Literacy courses (developmental or ESL, orientation, etc.) will not count toward this requirement. Some degree programs require more than 60 semester hours of credit.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  3. Completion of 24 of the last 30 semester hours for the degree at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  4. Completion of at least 18 hours of coursework selected from approved institutional Core Curriculum options, and specified in each degree plan, including:
    1. six credit hours of English Composition I and II (ENGL 1311 or 1311L and 1312),
    2. one three credit hour course in religious studies,
    3. one three credit hour course in humanities or fine arts,
    4. one three credit hour course in social or behavioral sciences, and
    5. one three credit hour mathematics course (from any approved Core mathematics course option, at the level of MATH 1304, College Algebra, or higher). 
  5. Some degree programs require a grade of C or higher for Core Curriculum courses that are required for those programs. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1311, ENGL 1311L and ENGL 1312, regardless of the program.
  6. Completion of a major and any related requirements, as determined by the program. Specific requirements for each major will be found in the Undergraduate Program section of this Bulletin. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses needed to fulfill the major, concentration, specialization, minor, and support work, where required.
  7. Completion of sufficient elective courses to fulfill the total number of hours required for graduation (60).
  8. Completion of 22 clock hours (non-credit) of Community Service is required for the associate degree. Community Service hours must be completed and documented in the Registrar’s Office by first week of final semester.
  9. Payment of all outstanding bills and return of University equipment and library books.