Arts & Sciences

The Arts and Sciences Division confers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Students who complete the prescribed course of study may transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the junior and senior-level requirements for the baccalaureate degree. These degree programs are designed to be completed in two years of study, however, students have the option of transferring credits at any time they finish their studies at South Plains College. The Arts and Sciences Division is comprised of 10 academic departments and 45 suggested programs of study. The division is under the supervision of the Dean of Instruction. Programs and courses are offered primarily at the Levelland Campus and the SPC Reese Center. Students who meet the general requirements and specific minimum requirements will be awarded an associate degree.

A core curriculum program has been established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to facilitate the transfer of college-level credit among colleges and universities in Texas. Each institution is required to establish a core curriculum of at least 42 semester credit hours. However, the purpose of the core curriculum is larger than satisfying the credit-hour requirements.

The purpose of the core curriculum at South Plains College is to outline the skills and competencies expected of students who receive the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees from the college or who transfer to complete baccalaureate degrees. These skills include, but are not necessarily limited to, the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively;
  • Apply basic mathematical tools to real-world problems;
  • Understand and apply relationships and theories of natural sciences;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the human condition and the importance of the arts;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists explain relationships;
  • Use computer technology in personal endeavors.

When students know their major and transfer institution and course options are given in the core, students should choose courses that satisfy their specific degree plan.




 Last Published 8/9/10