Eastfield College

3737 Motley Dr, Mesquite, TX 75150-2099

Associate in Sciences With a Field of Study in Business

Program Details

Eastfield College offers an online Associate in Sciences degree with a Field Study in Business ideal for students who intend to major in Business by transferring to a four-year institution.  This degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Any public Texas four-year institution with a Bachelor’s in Business accepts this degree plan as a semester credit hour transfer block.  Transferring students are not required to repeat courses transferred through this field of study, however individual institutions may require additional lower-level courses for their specific degree programs.  

To receive this AS degree the student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in required courses, receive a GPA of 2.0, earn a grade of “C” or better in English 1301, Speech (1311, 1315 or 1321), and a mathematics course, meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, and finally, complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours through the college awarding the degree.

AS degree course requirements are broken down into three tiers.  Tier one, core foundations, includes courses in Critical Reading and Writing (6 hrs.), Speaking and Listening (3 hrs.), Quantitative Reasoning (3 hrs.), and Wellness and the Human Experience (1-3 hrs.).  Tier two, core domains, has classes in Qualitative Reasoning- Literacy and Research (3 hrs.), Self and Society (9 hrs.), Humanity-Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience (6 hrs.), and Scientific Discovery and Sustainability (8 hrs.).  Tier three, Integrative Learning, includes one course in Critical Issues in Local, National and Global Contexts (3 hrs.). 

Finally, the student takes 19-22 hours of Business Field of Study required courses (ACCT 2301 or 2401 and 2302 or 2402; ECON 2301 and 2302; MATH 1325 or 1425; and BCIS 1405).  The total credit hours required for this degree are 61-66.

Program Overview:

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    100% Online
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High school graduate, IBD, or GED


Texas for transferability

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board



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