• Graduation Requirements


    In order to graduate from Coastal Bend College, a student must complete all program requirements, either through course completion or approved course substitution, with both a program and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.  A minimum of 25% of a students total hours towards completion must have  been obtained at CBC.  In addition, students must have met all TSI requirements (as applicable) and have no outstanding financial obligations to the college.

    Specific Degree Requirements

    Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements

    The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree is geared toward students in university-parallel and pre-professional areas and enables students to transfer to four-year institutions as juniors.    

    Applicants for the AA degree and AS degree must:
      

    1. Satisfy all conditions for admission.  
    2. Successfully complete at least 60 semester credit hours (SCH) of college-level courses.  
    3. Meet Texas State Initiative (TSI) requirements.  
    4. Earn a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0.  
    5. Complete at least 25% of semester hours at Coastal Bend College.  
    6. Meet all financial obligations to the college.  
    7. Fill out application for graduation by the appropriate deadline:

      Fall Graduation       October 12  
      Spring Graduation   February 8  
      Summer Graduation      June 8  

         

    Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Requirements

    The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is an occupationally-oriented degree.  Its primary purpose is to prepare students for entry into a particular occupation upon completion of the degree.  While a graduate of an AAS degree is career-ready upon graduation, many AAS programs also have pathways into baccalaureate programs.

    Applicants for the AAS degree must:
      
     
      

    1. Satisfy all conditions for admission.   
    2. Meet Texas State Initiative (TSI) requirements.   
    3. Successfully complete all coursework according to the degree program's deadlines.   
    4. Complete at least 25% of semester hours at Coastal Bend College.   
    5. Meet all financial obligations to the college.   

    Certificate Requirements


    Coastal Bend College certification programs are designed to prepare students with the occupational skills required to enter the workforce in a short period of time.  Some certificate programs provide a direct pathway into an AAS degree.

    A Level One certificate can be completed in one calendar year or less.  It must consist of at least 15 SCH and no more than 42 SCH.  Students in Level One certificate programs are not required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) or any other assessment exam prior to entering the program.

    A Level Two certificate is defined as any certificate for which a student must meet certain eligibility requirements prior to entry into the program.  Level Two programs may consist of between 30 SCH and 51 SCH.  Students enrolling in a Level Two certificate program must satisfy TSI requirements and may be subject to other eligibility requirements, as determined by Coastal Bend College.

    The minimum acceptable standard of satisfactory progress is a cumulative average of at least a 2.0 GPA on attempted semester credit hours.  Certificates will not be awarded unless the minimum 2.0 GPA is achieved in all coursework required to complete the certificate.  Courses required in a certificate program may be transferred from equivalent courses taken at another accredited institution for up to 25% of the total certificate program hours, with approval of the appropriate Dean.

    1. Satisfy all conditions for admission.   
    2. Successfully complete all semester credit hours required for specific certificate level   
    3. Meet Texas State Initiative (TSI) requirements; if required.  
    4. Earn a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0.  
    5. Complete at least 25% of semester hours at Coastal Bend College.  
    6. Meet all financial obligations to the college.  
    7. Fill out application for graduation by the appropriate deadline:

      Fall Graduation      October 12 
      Spring Graduation  February 8 
      Summer Graduation     June 8