Sample TESU Add-on Associates Degree Plans

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Previous Catalog[edit]

If you're still on the old catalog, you can check out old catalog requirements for suggestions on classes to take.

Information[edit]

Obtaining just an Associate's degree through TESU is only slightly cheaper than obtaining a Bachelor's degree. Therefore, it is recommended that you go straight for a Bachelor's degree if you have chosen TESU. If you need an Associate's degree as soon as possible for work purposes, check the Associate's degrees page for options that should be faster/more affordable.

The below plans assume that you are already following the General Education requirements roadmap for a Bachelor's degree and you would like to obtain an Associate's degree "for free" along the way. You may need to bring in additional classes to TESU but the below degrees do not require an additional capstone or any other additional TESU fees as long as you graduate with both the Associate's degree(s) and the Bachelor's degree(s) at the same time.

A student is permitted to get up to 2 Bachelor's degrees and 2 Associate's degrees total through TESU.

Note regarding the ASNSM degrees: TESU counts all the ASNSM degrees as one degree with multiple concentrations. You are permitted to choose 2 concentrations in a single degree (this rule applies to Bachelor's degrees as well). If you choose the ASNSM in Computer Science and the ASNSM in Mathematics, TESU counts this as one degree and you are permitted to choose a second Associate's degree. The same is true of Computer Science & Biology or Mathematics & Biology.

Certificates[edit]

A student who does not wish to obtain a full Associate's degree in addition to their Bachelor's degree may still wish to take a look at what undergraduate certificates are easily available. Certificates also have more subjects available that are not available as Associate degrees.

Associate in Arts (AA)[edit]

This one is the easiest to get. If you follow the General Education requirements roadmap, and finish everything at Sophia that does not overlap with the RA credits that you've chosen, you will automatically complete the requirements for this degree. However, this degree is considered relatively worthless due to its lack of specialization. It is highly recommended that you choose one of the other degrees on this page instead of opting for this one.

AA with Emphasis in Music[edit]

This degree is not considered an online degree by TESU because they only offer some of the credits necessary. Most of them need to be brought in from elsewhere. There are no alternate sources for the credits, you must use RA sources. If you happen to already have all (or most) of the required credits, this could be a good degree for you.

TESU offers both Music History I & II. Students may find it more affordable to take these two classes from TESU directly, perhaps as part of a 16-credit term as outlined on the TESU page.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Music History I Music History of the Western World 1: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Berklee Online - $1497
Music History II Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern Berklee Online - $1497

9 generic music credits required

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Music Introduction to Music UExcel
Music Introduction to Music (MUSC 1030) East Tennessee State University
Music MMC3702 Rock 'n' Roll and American Society
May not count as a Music course; get this preplanned if you want to take it.
University of Florida
Music MUSI 100 Introduction to Music & MUsH 201: History of Rock & Roll
Each course is 3 units LL.
UIdaho IS
Music Any Music class
Online options include Music: The Art of Listening, Musics of the World, Music in America, Careers in Music, Guitar
Waubonsee Community College
Music Any online Music class
Large list of courses, most of which say that they have an online option. Check before registering.
Oakton Community College
Music California Virtual Campus
Database of all online courses (including many music classes) offered in every California Community College.
Music Any Music class
Options include Music Appreciation, Jazz, Music Cultures of the World, Intro to Songwriting, Women in Western Music, Popular Music & Culture in Latin America
Oregon State University
Music Any Music class
Options include Art of Listening to Music, Pop & Rock Music Survey, Hip-Hop, Country Music, Video game Music, Film Music, Electronic Music, Survey of World Music
Western Washington University Online
Music MU 2313 Introduction to Fine Arts Texas State
Music MUSC 1160 - Music Theory I Santa Fe Community College
Music MUSIC 101 Introduction to Music BYU IS
Music MUSIC 113 Beginning Piano Techniques I BYU IS
Music MUSIC 201 Civilization: Music I BYU IS
Music MUSIC 202 Civilization: Music II BYU IS
Music MUSIC 204 Introduction to Jazz BYU IS

AAS, Criminal Justice[edit]

21 credits are required in the AOS for this degree. It is slightly more difficult than some of the other Associate's degrees in that a number of very specific courses are required. It is suggested that you pre-plan this degree with your advisor to ensure that you are bringing in the required classes.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
AOJ-102 Introduction to Criminal Justice Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice or Introduction to Criminal Justice Study.com or StraighterLine or DSST
AOJ-101 Introduction to Law Enforcement Introduction to Law Enforcement DSST
AOJ-111 Introduction to Corrections CRJ101 Introduction to Corrections (RA credits) Waubonsee
SOC-291 Criminology Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology
May or may not work for this requirement
Study.com
SOC-291 Criminology CRJ230 Criminology (RA credits) Waubonsee
SOC-242 Juvenile Delinquency Juvenile Delinquency or CJ113F Juvenile Justice & Delinquency (RA credits)
The UExcel will work. The NMJC course may work.
UExcel or NMJC
AOJ-280 Forensic Science Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science Study.com

AOS electives. 12 credits required.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
AOJ Elective Criminal Justice: Cybersecurity & Cybercrime OnlineDegree.com
AOJ elective Any AOJ course not mentioned above Study.com
AOJ Elective Any AOJ course TEEX

AS in Business Administration (ASBA)[edit]

This will automatically be completed if you are obtaining a BSBA of any kind.

For lots of degrees, there is usually enough free electives available so you can complete the AS in Business Administration requirements so that you won't have to take additional courses once you finish your main bachelor's degree.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take TESU Equivalent Recommended Provider
Management Core Principles of Financial Accounting ACC-101 Principles of Financial Accounting Sophia.org
Management Core Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting ACC-102 Principles of Managerial Accounting Study.com
Management Core Computer Concepts and Applications CIS-107 Computer Concepts and Applications Sophia.org or TECEP
Management Core Business Law LAW-201 Business Law Sophia.org
Management Core Principles of Management MAN-301 Principles of Management Sophia.org
Management Core Introduction to Marketing MAR-201 Principles of Marketing Study.com

If you are getting a different degree, use the course suggestions in the BSBA core on the TESU Business Core Roadmap to determine which courses you will need.

ASNSM, Biology[edit]

This degree isn't considered to be an online degree by TESU. However, with a little planning, it is possible to complete this degree completely online.

28 credits required.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
General Biology II with lab
This specific class is required for this degree.
Biology II with Lab (RA credits) NMJC or Portage Learning or any local Community College offering

15 Biology credits required

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take Recommended Provider
Biology Elective Human Biology
Brought in as BIO-101
Sophia.org
Biology Elective Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab
Brought in as BIO-113; does not overlap with BIO-101.
Study.com
Biology Elective Biology - Organisms and Ecosystems (brought in as BIO-105) OnlineDegree.com
Biology Elective Biology 102: Basic Genetics or Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics Study.com
Biology Elective Biology 103: Microbiology Study.com
Biology Elective Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology Study.com
Biology Elective Biology 106: Pathopshysiology Study.com
Biology Elective Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition Study.com
Biology Elective Pharmacology StraighterLine
Biology Elective Anatomy & Physiology I (with or without lab)
Overlaps with the Anatomy & Physiology from Study.com
StraighterLine
Biology Elective Anatomy & Physiology II StraighterLine

9 additional AOS electives required - can be any topic in Natural Sciences, Math, and/or Computer Science.

ASNSM, Computer Science[edit]

This is a good add-on degree for BSBA CIS majors because you have ALL BUT ONE class required for this degree. This degree can automatically be obtained by anyone who is getting a BA in Computer Science.

Requires at least 18 CSE/COS/CMP credits but there is no requirement that any of them need to be upper-level credits. You will also need 9 additional AOS electives in Natural Sciences, Math, and/or Computer Science.

If you are getting a different Bachelor's degree and want this one, check out the Computer Science page for course suggestions.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take TESU Equivalent Recommended Provider
CS Elective Introduction to Information Technology or

Computer Concepts and ApplicationsRequired BSBA CIS course.

CIS-107 Computer Concepts and Applications Sophia.org or TECEP
CS Elective Computer Science 113: Programming in Python

Required BSBA CIS course.

COS-205 Python Programming Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design

Required BSBA CIS course.

CIS-320 System Analysis & Design I Study.com
CS Elective Business 303: Management Information Systems

Required BSBA CIS course.

CIS-301 Management Information Systems Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 303: Database Management

Required BSBA CIS course.

CIS-311 Database Management Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications COS-101 Introduction to Computers Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 105: Introduction to Operating Systems COS-240 Operating Systems Study.com
CS Elective Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications CIS-103 Intro to Computer Info Systems Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 304: Network System Design CMP-254 Network Technology Study.com
CS Elective Computer Science 307: Software Engineering CIS-251 Software Engineering Study.com

ASNSM, Mathematics[edit]

This is a good add-on degree for Computer Science majors because you already have the Calculus I class required for this degree. If you have chosen a different degree and still want this math degree, check the Computer Science plan for suggestions on where to get Calculus I.

This list also assumes that you already have both College Algebra and Statistics from Sophia.org or any other source. This leaves 12 credits in Mathematics to be obtained plus 9 credits in additional AOS electives. The additional AOS electives can be in Natural Sciences, Math, and/or Computer Science.

Be sure course equivalents don't overlap courses you already taken

You can also check out the Mathematics degree plan for additional course suggestions.

Course Expected Recommended Course to Take TESU Equivalent Recommended Provider
Math Elective College Algebra

Required General Education course

MAT-121 College Algebra Sophia.org
Math Elective Calculus I

Required CS course.

MAT-231 Calculus I Sophia.org
Math Elective Math 108: Discrete Mathematics

Required CS course.

MAT-270 Discrete Mathematics Study.com
Math Elective CSM Learn

Required BSBA course.Highly recemented as this is an easy math course to do in 10-20hs

BUS-210 Quantitative Skill for Business CSM Learn
Math Elective Introduction to Statistics

Required BSBA course.

STA-201 Principles of Statistics Sophia.org
Math Elective Introduction to College Mathematics

Easy math course

MAT-105 Applied Liberal arts Mathematics Sophia.org
Math Elective Precalculus MAT-129 Precalculus (Not verified) Sophia.org
Math Elective Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry MAT-260 Geometry Study.com
Math Elective Math 101: College Algebra MAT-121 College Algebra Study.com
Math Elective Math 102: College Mathematics
Overlaps with MAT-105 Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics TECEP and Math 107. Choose 1.
MAT-105 Applied Liberal arts Mathematics Study.com
Math Elective Math 103: Precalculus MAT-129 Precalculus Study.com
Math Elective Math 104: Calculus MAT-231 Calculus I Study.com
Math Elective Math 105: Precalculus Algebra MAT-121 College Algebra Study.com
Math Elective Math 107: Quantitative Literacy
Overlaps with MAT-105 Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics TECEP and Math 102. Choose 1.
MAT-105 Applied Liberal arts Mathematics Study.com
Math Elective College Mathematics 6cr

Easy and quick way to get credit

MAT-102 General Math

MAT-103 General Math II

CLEP
Math Elective College Algebra MAT-121 College Algebra CLEP
Math Elective PreCalculus MAT-129 Precalculus CLEP
Math Elective Calculus MAT-231 Calculus I CLEP
Math Elective Math for Liberal Arts MAT-105 Applied Liberal arts Mathematics DSST
Math Elective Fundamentals of College Algebra MAT-115 Intermediate Algebra DSST
Math Elective Principles of Statistics STA-201 Principles of Statistics DSST
Math Elective Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics (RA credits)
Overlaps with Math 102 and Math 107 at Study.com. Choose 1.
MAT-105 Applied Liberal arts Mathematics TECEP
Math Elective College Algebra MAT-121 College Algebra TECEP
Math Elective Principles of Statistics (STA-201-TE) STA-201 Principles of Statistics TECEP
Math Elective Trigonometry MAT-125 Trigonometry ALEKS
Math Elective Linear Algebra (MAT-305) (UL) MAT-321 Linear Algebra Coopersmith
Math Elective Concepts in Math and Quantitative Analysis (MAT-301) (UL) MAT-303 Quantitative Business Analysis Coopersmith
Math Elective Quantitative Analysis (MAT-303)
Not UL, despite credit recommendation.
BUS-210 Quantitative Skills for Business Coopersmith
Math Elective Quantitative Analysis I (RA credits) TEL Learning