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
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCEAll 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)
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)