May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts

1 - CORE CURRICULUM: See Core Curriculum
(42 semester credit hours)

2 - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor of Arts
(9-11 semester credit hours)

Foreign Language Requirement 6-8 semester credit hours
Literature 3 semester credit hours

(1 semester credit hour)

SRSU 1101 or equivalent (for details, see First Year Seminar) 1 semester credit hour

(Minimum 30 semester credit hours)

  • Students must complete a major of at least 30 semester hours but no more than 48 of required courses, including a minimum of 18 hours at advanced level and 12 hours in residence at Sul Ross State University. An exception is the broad field program in Social Science which requires a minimum of at least 48 semester hours but not more than 60.
  • All credit courses completed in a discipline required or not, count toward the maximum semester hours allowed in the major.
  • Majors may be selected from the following disciplines:
Communication* Political Science*
English Psychology
General Studies* Social Science
History Spanish

*Alpine campus only
**Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde campuses only


  • Students must complete a minor of at least 18 semester hours except for General Studies and Social Science, including a minimum of 6 hours at the advanced level and 3 advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  • Minors may be selected from any of the disciplines which qualify for a major, except General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Science. You may choose from the following:
Anthropology* English Photography*
Art* Environmental Studies* Political Science*
Biology   Professional Comm & Design*
Business Administration Geology* Psychology
Chemistry* History Recreation Administration*
Communication* Journalism*  
Computer Science* Kinesiology* Spanish
Criminal Justice Mathematics Theatre*
Cultural and Diversity Studies*    

*Alpine campus only

Additional Requirements

  1. The student must complete additional hours to total 120 semester credit hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 2.0 in both the major and the minor, is required for graduation. A minimum of 2.5 is required in each of the teaching fields in teacher certification degree programs.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced semester hours must be completed, including at least 15 in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence. If the degree requirements exceed 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 25% of the semester credit hours required in the degree must be granted by Sul Ross State University.
  5. At least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours presented for a degree must be in residence.
  6. Under no circumstances may more than 65 of the total semester hours required for a degree be presented in one discipline.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be presented as elective credit toward a degree.

Secondary Teacher and All-Level Certification Programs

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree with teacher certification at the secondary level must complete all degree requirements described above. In addition, students who desire certification must see the Education section of this Catalog for additional information concerning certification requirements.