Fields of Study (FOS)

Fields of Study

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) introduced Texas Direct, to improve communications and advising about transfer pathways across the state. This strategic initiative will increase the visibility and impact of the important work of the Texas Transfer Advisory Committee and the discipline specific subcommittees to streamline pathways that save students and families time, money, and effort. Texas Direct is the state’s effort to articulate seamless degree pathways between two- and four-year institutions.

Students who complete the Texas Core Curriculum and a specific Field of Study (FOS) at any public two-year institution automatically qualify to receive an associate degree – the Texas Direct Transfer Degree. They are also qualified to transfer their courses as a block applied directly to their selected major.

San Jacinto College is currently revising several associate degrees to align with THECB FOS.