General Studies

About the Program

Begin your education with College of the Mainland’s small, affordable classes with professors dedicated to students’ success. Designed to give students the solid foundation they need to transfer to a university, the degree enables students to sample a wide variety of courses to discover their interests.

Career Opportunities

Associate degree graduates may find employment with jobs requiring a two-year degree, though they will have greatest options in applying the foundational skills they learn at COM to a university and earning a bachelor’s degree.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course Name
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. HISTORY I 3
Mathematics Select from core curriculum 3
SPCH 1315
or SPCH 1318
PUBLIC SPEAKING
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
PSYC 1300
or EDUC 1300
Psychology for Success 3

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY II 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 3
Elective 3

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Semester 4

Course Name
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sports 1

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