Maximize your HCC credits at UHD

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences through the University of Houston-Downtown allows the maximum number of transfer credits from Houston Community College's Associate of Applied Science degree. This is a great opportunity to ensure that HCC students receive the most from their credits when transferring to a university.

Get started with your next steps

Step 1: Complete an AAS degree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Complete an Associate of Applied Science at Houston Community College

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences through the University of Houston-Downtown allows the maximum number of transfer credits from the Associate of Applied Science degree completed here at Houston Community College.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Degrees & Certificates

Step 2: Stay at HCC to obtain an AA Degree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stay at HCC and obtain an Associate of Arts degree by completing the remainder of the academic core.
Once graduated with an AAS degree from HCC, students have (three options) to complete the remaining core requirements towards the BAAS program at UHD.

1. Remain at HCC and finish the remaining HCC core curriculum courses to obtain an Associate of Arts degree and then transfer to UHD to complete the final 42 hours of upper-level coursework towards the BAAS.
2. Dual Enroll at UHD as an HCC student and finish the remaining HCC core curriculum courses, while also enrolling in upper-level courses towards the BAAS program at UHD.
3. Transfer to UHD after completing AAS and complete the remaining hours to earn a BAAS.

HCC Core Curriculum

Step 3: Transfer credits from your AAS and AA degree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transfer credits from your AAS and AA degrees into one of UHD’s four Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program specializations
HCC students who have completed or will complete an AAS will be able to transfer 85% of their credits from their AAS degree into one of UHD’s four BAAS program specializations.

UHD (BAAS) program specializations:

Applied Administration
Early Childhood Education
Criminal Justice
Safety Management

Associate of Applied Science programs eligible for transfer

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