Number of Physical Activity Courses

No more than four semesters of kinesiology activity courses may be counted toward a degree, except for the kinesiology majors and minors.

Maximum Number of Hours in Religion

No more than 12 semester hours in religion may be counted toward any degree.

Correspondence Work

No credit earned by correspondence on a course previously failed in residence may be counted toward a degree at this university.

Policy for the Modification of Course Curriculum 

On the basis of an individual student’s disability documentation, and in extreme circumstances, consideration will be given to the modification of a student’s course curriculum on a case-by-case basis, provided the integrity of the academic requirement is maintained. A student with a disability who requests the modification of course curriculum requirements must provide documentation of disability to the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). The documentation will be reviewed by DSS professional staff according to the DSS guidelines for disability accommodation. If a qualified student has a physical or mobility impairment that renders them unable to participate in a course, the DSS may recommend a modification in course curriculum to the dean of the student’s college. The dean, in consultation with other appropriate deans and academic chairs, will have the authority to approve substitution of courses or other academic requirements for the completion of a degree program as are necessary to ensure that academic requirements do not discriminate, or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of disability, against a qualified applicant or student with a disability.

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

The catalog designation a student receives from the University determines the curriculum and degree requirements that apply to the student. A student has the privilege of being graduated according to the curricular requirements as stated in the catalog of the year in which the student first registered for work in residence at the university, or the student may be graduated under any later catalog of a year in which the student was registered for residence work provided that requirements are met within six years of the date of the catalog chosen and provided further that the institution offers courses listed as requirements in previous catalogs.

A student who transfers from a public community college in Texas may choose to graduate under the University catalog in effect at the time the student first earned credit at the community college (maximum of four years earlier) or a later catalog in effect when the student earned credit at either the community college or the University.

If degree requirements are not completed within the six-year period, students must meet all requirements for the degree effective for the catalog under which they expect to graduate. Requirements for the degree include courses and grade-point averages required for graduation. It does not include other academic policies and rules, such as scholastic probation and academic dismissal.

Occasionally, course numbers may change or courses may be eliminated. Students with a catalog designation that has not expired who find that a required course is no longer offered should consult with their academic advisors to seek an appropriate substitution as approved by the department chair.

Certification or licensure requirements are subject to change. Students enrolled in programs leading to certification or licensure must meet all current requirements, regardless of the catalog chosen.

Graduation and Completion of Transfer Credit

Official transcripts for all transfer credit must be received by the first day of class in which the student expects to graduate. The first day of class for each semester is listed in the Academic Calendar. Failure to submit official transcripts in a timely fashion during the student’s final semester may result in the student’s degree being awarded in a subsequent semester. All students are encouraged to do a final graduation audit with an academic advisor in the department of their major at least one year prior to graduation to ensure that all transfer credit has been received, and if appropriate, applied to their degree plan.

Double Majors

A student who fulfills the specified requirements for two different majors (e.g. curricular, grade-point average, etc.) authorized under a single degree has completed a double major and will receive a single diploma, provided there are at least 24 unique credits being applied to each major. Two examples of a double major are: 1) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics and BS in Computer Science; 2) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and BBA in Finance. A student may not seek more than two majors at one time. A student pursuing a second or subsequent degree must complete all university, college and department/curricular requirements for the additional degree. Both majors must reflect requirements for the same catalog year.

Dual Degree

A student who fulfills the requirements for two different majors under two different degrees, simultaneously, completes a dual degree. If two bachelor’s degrees are conferred simultaneously, the student must complete a minimum of 30 unique hours beyond the requirements of the single degree. Graduation will occur when the student has completed requirements (e.g. curricular, grade-point average, etc.) for both degrees. Students completing dual bachelor’s degrees receive two diplomas. Two examples of a dual degree are:

  1. a student simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communications and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology;
  2. a student simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology.

The graduation term must be the same for both majors. Both majors must reflect requirements for the same catalog year.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Holders of a baccalaureate degree from A&M-SA or other regionally accredited four-year college or university may be awarded a second baccalaureate degree. All A&M-SA catalog requirements for the second degree must be met including:

  1. a minimum of 30 unique hours of earned credits;
  2. if the student is from another university, 30 unique hours must be earned in residence;
  3. a minimum of 24 of the 30 credit hours earned must be at the advanced level;
  4. any credit hours from the first degree do not count toward the minimum of 30 additional hours;
  5. completion of all requirements for the second bachelor’s degree, including:
    1. core,
    2. curricular, and
    3. grade-point average requirements.

Undergraduates in Graduate Courses

Undergraduate students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio may request permission to enroll in a maximum of 6 semester credit hours of graduate work provided they are enrolled in their final semester of undergraduate coursework and meet specific graduate program requirements. The graduate courses may not be used to satisfy requirements for the baccalaureate degree. The student must have an institutional grade point average in excess of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and can only be enrolled in senior level courses (4XXX).

This request must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies before the student registers for the graduate courses. Undergraduate students registering for graduate classes without prior approval will be dropped. Forms for Concurrent Enrollment are available through the Academic Advising and Registrar’s Office websites.

 Note: Students who participate in concurrent enrollment will not be eligible to receive financial aid for the graduate level courses they are enrolled in. Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for those courses.