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ASSOCIATE DEGREE

The Board of Trustees of Texas Southmost College grants the following degrees:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Social Work
  • Associate of Arts in Spanish Translation
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Associate of Science in Technology

All course requirements for the associate degree programs listed above are established within the College, School, or Department in which the Program of Study falls. For a complete listing of associate degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfy admissions requirements
  • Satisfy Texas Success Initiative requirements in reading, math, and writing
  • Have an overall minimum grade point average of 2.000 on all coursework (including developmental and transfer coursework)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.000 on all coursework used to satisfy degree plan requirements
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in the core curriculum
  • Complete a minimum of 25 percent of semester credit hours in residence at UTB
  • Complete the requirements for one of the associate degrees listed in the undergraduate catalog
  • Submit a complete graduation application packet to the Office of the Registrar in Tandy Hall 105 by the appropriate deadline. Students must pay the required $25 fee at the Accounting and Finance Office before submitting the packet.

The complete graduation application packet includes:

  • Application for Graduation - Associate
  • Degree Plan Signed by an Academic Advisor (degree plan may not be from an Undergraduate Catalog more than 6 years old)
  • Copies of Course Substitution Forms (if applicable)
  • Proof of Payment

Graduation Application Deadlines Deadline Graduation Ceremony August 1 Spring May November 1 Summer No Ceremony – Summer graduates will be invited to participate in the December Ceremony March 1 Fall December

Subsequent Associate Degrees and Multiple Majors

Students may receive only one Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Arts degree, although they may earn multiple majors in that degree. Students may receive an additional associate degree of a different type and major (e.g., A.A.S. students may earn an A.A. degree and A.A. degree students may earn an A.A.S. degree).

To earn an additional associate degree, a student shall:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of credit at UTB beyond the awarding of the first degree, and
  • Complete all requirements for the additional degree(s), including grade point average requirements, elective courses, etc. as set forth in the catalog.

To earn an additional major in an associate degree, a student shall:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of credit at UTB beyond the awarding of the first degree, and
  • Complete all requirements for the additional major(s) as set forth in the catalog.

Honors in Graduation

At the time of graduation, students earning a baccalaureate or associate degree will be recognized for sustained scholastic excellence by graduating with appropriate honors. Honors will be determined by a student's cumulative grade point average on all non-developmental undergraduate hours taken, including transfer hours. If courses have been repeated, the last grade recorded will be used in determining grade point average.

Honors are as follows:

Summa Cum Laude  3.900 - 4.000  
Magna Cum Laude   3.700 - 3.899  
Cum Laude  3.500 - 3.699  

Honor Societies

Students who are members of academic honor societies will be recognized at the commencement ceremony. Please check with your organization’s advisor for any additional graduation regalia.

Graduation Application Deadlines

 

Commencement  Ceremony

Deadlines

Spring (held in May)

August 1

Summer (invited to Fall ceremony)

November 1

Fall (held in December)

March 1

Changing Graduation Date

Graduation candidates who do not meet requirements for the semester they applied for graduation, may move their graduation date up one semester by submitting the Request for Change of Graduation Date form to the Office of the Registrar in Tandy Hall 105. Students must pay the required $5 fee at the Accounting and Finance Office before submitting the form.

 

 

 

Registrar

 Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100

One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Phone: 956-882-8254
Fax: 956-882-8832
registrars@utb.edu

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