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
COSC 1301
or BCIS 1305
MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS
or BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
3
SPCH 1315
or SPCH 1318
PUBLIC SPEAKING
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
Elective   3

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
Fine Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3
Elective   3
Elective   3

Semester 4

Course Name
Humanities Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
Elective   3
PHED Elective PHED Elective 1

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