SACS Principles of Accreditation

Section II: COC Core Requirement

2.7.1 The institution offers one or more degree programs based on at least 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the associate level; at least 120 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the baccalaureate level; or at least 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional level. The institution provides a written justification and rationale for program equivalency.



JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

Compliance.

NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

All 50 baccalaureate degrees from Texas A&M International University require a minimum of 120 semester credit hours and all twenty-five masters degrees require a minimum of 30 semester credit hours as per the 2004-2005 Catalog.  The University does not offer degrees at the associate degree level.

According to the 2004-2005 University Catalog, the following degrees are offered: (Catalog 2004-2005, Appendix B - Degrees)

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
HOURS REQ
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
129
Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA)
120
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology w/Grades 8th -12th Certification (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English with Grades 8th-12th Certification
132
  in English Language Arts and Reading (BA)
132
Bachelor of Arts with a major in History (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts in History with Grades 8th - 12th Certification (BA)
129
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Latin American Studies (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Mathematics (BA)
123
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Mathematics with Grades 8 -12th
  Certification (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)
126
Bachelor of Music (BM)
126
Bachelor of Music with All Level Certification (BM)
135
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physical Science (BA)
124
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology (BA)
123
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish (BA)
126
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with Grades 8th - 12th Certification (BA)
132
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Urban Studies (BA)
127
Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology (BS)
127
Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry (BS)
124
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Science with Grades 4th - 8th
  Certification (BSIS)
128
Bachelor of Science in Science with Grades 8th -12th
  Certification (BS)
126
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
126
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies English Language Arts
  and Reading with Grades 4th - 8th Certification (BSIS)
133
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in English Language Arts
  and Social Studies with Grades 4th - 8th Certification (BSIS)
133
Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science (BS)
121
Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics (BS)
123
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Mathematics
  with Grades 4th - 8th Certification (BSIS)
130
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Studies
  with Grades 4th - 8th Certification (BSIS)
136
Bachelor of Science in Social Studies with Grades 8th -12th Certification (BS)
129
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
123
   
GRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES  
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)
36
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
48
Master of Arts in English (MA) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
30
Master of Arts in History (MA) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
30
Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
30
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
30/36
Master of Arts in Spanish (MA) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
30/36
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
42
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
36
 
COLLABORATIVE Ph.D. IN HISPANIC STUDIES OFFERED BY
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
 
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BBA-ACC)
121
Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in
  Management Information Systems (BBA-MIS)
121
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in:
  Business Administration (BBA-BA)
121
  International Economics (BBA-ECO)
121
  Finance (BBA-FIN)
121
  Management (BBA-MGT)
121
  Marketing (BBA-MKT)
121
 
GRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
30
  MBA in Business Administration (Taught in English and Spanish)
30
  MBA with a major in International Banking (MBA-IBK)
33
Master of Business Administration in International Trade (MBA-IT)
33
Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc)
30
Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS)
30
Master of Science in International Logistics (MS-IL)
30
(Thesis and Non-Thesis)
Ph.D. in International Business (PhD-IB)
75
 
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Bilingual Generalist
  Grades 4th - 8th (BSIS)
124
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Early Childhood Education (BS)
124
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Early Childhood Education/  
  Bilingual Education Specialization (BS)
124
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Early Childhood Education/
124
  Reading Specialization (BS)  
Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness and Sports All-Level Certificate(BS)
126
Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness and Sports (non-certificate) (BS)
120
Bachelor of Science Degree in All Level Special Education (BS)
124
 
GRADUATE DEGREES COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (MS)
36
Master of Science in Generic Special Education (MS)
36
Master of Science in Education with a major in Bilingual Education (MS-Ed)
36
Master of Science in Education with a major in
  Early Childhood Education (MS-Ed)
36
Master of Science in Education with a major in
  Educational Administration (MS-Ed)
36
Master of Science in Education with a major in Reading (MS-Ed)
36
Master of Science in School Counseling (MS)
48
 
COLLABORATIVE Ph.D. IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION OFFERED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
 
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE CANSECO SCHOOL OF NURSING
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
127
 
GRADUATE DEGREE CANSECO SCHOOL OF NURSING
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
45


In general, each baccalaureate degree is composed of a 42 semester credit hour core curriculum; a major of at least 24 semester credit hours; a minor of at least 18 semester credit hours; and electives or other general requirements totaling at least 120 semester credit hours. Other graduation requirements include a minimum grade point average, a residency requirement and an advanced work requirement.(Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Undergraduate, General Requirements for Graduation)

Masters degrees require 30 to 48 hours of approved graduate courses which must be completed with at least a 3.0 minimum grade point average and a written and oral comprehensive examination, as appropriate. (Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Graduate, General Requirements for Graduate Degrees)



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SOURCE

LOCATION/Special Instructions

Catalog 2004-2005, Appendix B - Degrees

http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/appendixb.shtml
Collaborative Ph D. in Hispanic Studies Offered by Texas A&M University http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/degree-app-hisp-study.pdf

Collaborative Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Offered by Texas A&M University

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/mou-phd-cni.pdf
Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Undergraduate, General Requirements for Graduation http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/acadreg-und.shtml#genreq
Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Graduate, General Requirements for Graduate Degrees http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/current/acadreg-grad.shtml#graddegree


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