Field of Study Curricula
A Field of Study Curriculum (FOSC) is a set of lower-division courses that transfer and apply to a degree program, as required by state law, Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Section 61.823 and Coordinating Board rules, Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter B.
If a student completes all the courses in an FOSC and transfers to another Texas public institution of higher education, the FOSC courses transfer as a block and are applied to the student’s selected major. If a student completes the FOSC, the Texas Core Curriculum, and any college or university courses required of all students regardless of major, then the student is finished with all the lower-division courses.
If a student transfers with an incomplete FOSC, then each completed FOSC course transfers and applies to the to the degree program, and the institution may require the student to complete additional lower-division courses.
Active Field of Study Curricula
The links to each FOSC provide information for approved lower-division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course designations for the FOSC and Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) numbers for programs included in the FOSC.
- Architecture (effective Fall 2018)
- Biology (effective Fall 2019)
- Business Administration & Management (effective Fall 2019)
- Criminal Justice (effective Fall 2019)
- Engineering: Chemical Engineering (effective Fall 2018)
- Engineering: Civil Engineering (effective Fall 2018)
- Engineering: Electrical Engineering (effective Fall 2018)
- Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (effective Fall 2018)
- English Language and Literature (effective Fall 2019)
- Mexican American Studies (effective Fall 2017)
- Music (effective Fall 2017)
- Nursing (effective Fall 2018)
- Political Science (effective Fall 2019)
- Psychology (effective Fall 2019)
- Social Work (effective Fall 2019)
- Sociology (effective Fall 2019)
In addition to these Field of Study Curricula, the Coordinating Board established the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, which is fully transferable to any public university in Texas.
Inquiries regarding Field of Study should be directed to Allen.Michie@highered.texas.gov.