What is a "major" and how do I choose one?
A major is an academic designation defining the concentration of your upper-division (junior/senior) course work decide what type of occupation you would like to pursue and then find out what major would best prepare you for that type of work. New "field of study" curricula (eg. music, business, nursing, elementary ed.) make it possible for students to transfer a block of courses for certain majors.
What majors does KC offer?
If you plan to transfer to a university, you do not actually major in a particular field at Kilgore College. Select general education courses and other more specialized courses considering the requirements of the particular university and major you have chosen.
The exceptions to this are for those majoring in: business administration, criminal justice, computer science, advertising/public relations, journalism/mass communications, music or nursing (BSN). For these transfer programs, please see the applicable Field of Study curriculum in the Kilgore College Catalog.
What courses do I take if I just want the basics?
Start with courses in the 42-hour Kilgore College Core Curriculum. When successfully completed, this will substitute for the core curriculum at any state institution in Texas. If you have chosen a major but not a university, consult the list of suggested electives by academic field found in the Kilgore College Catalog for other appropriate courses. If you have decided on a major and a university to which you will transfer, consult the appropriate university catalog or website for applicable courses. Counseling Center personnel can assist students in accessing this information.
Will private and out-of-state institutions accept courses from Kilgore College?
Yes. However, these institutions often have very different requirements. Communicate your intentions to the university early in your academic career.
Can I receive a degree from KC if I plan to transfer?
Yes. Kilgore College offers the Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching (Early Childhood through Grade 4) and the Associate of Science degrees for transfer students.
Can I transfer to a university without earning a degree from Kilgore College?
Yes. Because transfer requirements vary among institutions, be aware of the particular requirements of the university you choose. The Common Application for transfer to Texas public institutions is available online.
Can I receive a degree from Kilgore College even if I don't complete all of the requirements at KC?
Yes, you can.
Complete your degree requirements for a Kilgore College degree at another institution.
Have the other institution send an official transcript to KC's Registrar's Office documenting your successful completion of the remaining courses.
Notify the Registrar's Office in writing that you would like your transcripts evaluated for graduation.