Fields of Study (FOS)

The state of Texas mandated field of study curricula in Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997). Core curricula and field of study curricula are intended to facilitate free transferability of lower-division academic courses among Texas public colleges and universities if a student successfully completes a field of study curriculum. Fields of study are developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), but not for all majors. Students may transfer the block of courses in the field of study to a general academic teaching institution in Texas, and the institution must substitute the field of study curricula for that institution’s lower-division (freshman and sophomore level) requirements for the degree program in that field of study. The student will receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

A student who transfers from one institution of higher education to another, without completing all courses in the field of study curriculum at the sending institution, will receive academic credit in the field of study curriculum of the receiving institution for each of the courses that the student has successfully completed. Following receipt of credit for these courses, the student may be required to satisfy the remaining course requirements in the field of study curriculum at the receiving institution. A student concurrently enrolled at more than one institution of higher education should follow the field of study curriculum requirements of the institution at which the student is classified as a degree-seeking student.

San Jacinto College maintains the following lists of Field of Study (FOS) curricula with the total semester credit hours (SCH) required for each FOS. 

Biology Field of Study (FOS-BIOL) Total: 24 SCH

BIOL 1306Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)3
BIOL 1106Biology for Science Majors I (lab)1
BIOL 1307Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)3
BIOL 1107Biology for Science Majors II (lab)1
CHEM 1311General Chemistry I (lecture)3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I (lab)1
CHEM 1312General Chemistry II (lecture)3
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II (lab)1
CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I (lecture)3
CHEM 2123Organic Chemistry I (lab)1
PHYS 1301College Physics I (lecture)3
PHYS 1101College Physics I (lab)1

Business Field of Study (FOS-BUSI) Total: 24 SCH

MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUSI 1301Business Principles3
BUSI 2305Business Statistics3

Criminal Justice Field of Study (FOS-CRIJ) Total: 15 SCH

CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRIJ 1306Court Systems and Practices3
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems and Practices3
CRIJ 2328Police Systems and Practices3

English & Literature Field of Study (FOS-ENGL) Total: 12 SCH

ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Choose two (2) of the following:6
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
World Literature I
World Literature II
Forms of Literature: Literature and Film
Mexican American Literature

Government & Political Science Field of Study (FOS-GOVT) Total: 12 SCH

GOVT 2304Introduction to Political Science3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics)3
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics)3

Mexican-American Field of Study (FOS-MXAM) Total: 18 SCH

HUMA 1305Introduction to Mexican-American Studies3
HIST 2327Mexican American History I3
or HIST 2328 Mexican American History II
GOVT 2311Mexican American and Latino/a Politics3
ENGL 2351Mexican American Literature3
Choose one of the following:3
Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
HUMA 1311Mexican-American Art Appreciation3

Music Field of Study (FOS-MUSI) Total: 31 SCH

Select four (4) SCH Instrumental Ensembles and/or Vocal Ensembles4
Instrumental Ensemble (or MUEN 1141)
Concert Band (or MUEN 1143)
Wind Ensemble (or MUEN 1154)
Jazz Ensemble
Select eight (8) SCH Applied Study8
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 2311Music Theory III3
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 1116Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUSI 1117Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUSI 2116Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUSI 2117Sight Singing Ear Training IV1
MUSI 1307Music Literature3

Nursing Field of Study (FOS-NURS) Total: 34 SCH

BIOL 2321Microbiology for Science Majors (lecture)3
BIOL 2121Microbiology for Science Majors (lab)1
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth and Development3
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics)3
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
or ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
Choose one of the following:4
Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) (and )
Introductory Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry I (lecture) (and)
General Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry II (lecture) (and)
General Chemistry II (lab)
Organic Chemistry I (lecture) (and)
Organic Chemistry I (lab)
Organic Chemistry II (lecture) (and)
Organic Chemistry II (lab)
BIOL 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)3
BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)1
BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture)3
BIOL 2102Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)1

Psychology Field of Study (FOS-PSYC) Total: 18 SCH

PSYC 2301General Psychology3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth and Development3
PSYC 2317Statistical Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 2319Social Psychology3
PSYC 2320Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2330Biological Psychology3

Sociology Field of Study (FOS-SOCI) Total: 12 SCH

SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 1306Social Problems3
SOCI 2301Marriage and the Family3
SOCI 2319Minority Studies3